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where will my story take me
Started on 4 August 2016 by haydock101
Latest Reply on 7 August 2016 by haydock101
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So this is it the biggest steps of my life, my first managerial job.The first part of my story began when I was just 21 years old, I was still just a kid, no one not even me expected to be offered a managerial job at my age. I had done some managerial work with various clubs but only under 18's and under 21's. I played abit myself when I was younger being picked up at the age of 9 by my boyhood club Everton. That was my biggest dream come true but unfortunately it wasn't to last, I was released by the young age of 13 and shipped out to Fc United of Manchester where I came up through the youth system before a serious knee injury forced me to retire and so young.

Fc United seen how much I got on with the lads and decided to offer me a contract as a under 18's coach which I snapped up in an instant, being only 17 some of the older lads didn't like listening to me and just got on with there own thing. 2 years went by and alot of the younger lads had moved on and we hadn't really been the same for a season, results wasn't going our way and we had been through 3 different managers when one day I received a phone call asking if I would manage the under 18's that night against Bolton, which I took in a flash. we came out as 2-1 winners that night but there was one young lad who caught my eye 15 year old Jamie Thomas the way he ran with the ball. the way he could make defenders go the way he wanted then flick the ball past them, quality.

After a season at fc united I managed to win the league but unfortunately was knocked out of the cup in the semi-final by Hull City who would later of me a job in there under 21's roll I was only there for a season winning the league and the cup in one season and that's when it came. the biggest day of my life, Dave King called me up and asked if I could get to Scotland by Saturday. I couldn't wait they had a great under 21 squad imagine what we called achieve. I arrived in Scotland and met Dave in a nearby hotel, we sat down and chatted for a good 45 minutes, I was asking him all sorts of questions like what the facilities where like if I could recommend players to the manger to sign for the under 21's and that's when he said it, that's the moment he told me I wasn't going to be the under 21's manager they wanted me to be the first team manager.
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Rangers confirm rumors

Dave King I sit here today proudly with the new manager of Rangers FC, Daniel Haydock. I know everyone has a lot of questions but we also have a lot of work to do.s Daniel has signed from Hull City and obviously no he wasn't there first team manager he was there under 21's manager and only being 21 himself I think that helped a lot.HE is a sparkling young talent I know we are going to generate a lot of success together.

Daniel Haydock I would just like to say thank you to Dave and all the staff at for this opportunity its a great pleasure to say I am manager of such a wonderful club like Rangers. I know my appointment will have raised some eye brows with me not having much first team experience but I have a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of determination and I will take Rangers to the top.

Well there you have it Rangers have appointed Daniel Haydock as there new manager which will have come as a shock to a lot of people, For people who still don't know who Haydock is he started his coaching career at FC United and won the under 18s league he also managed Hull City under 21's where he again won the league and the cup. We would like to wish him the best of luck in his new job. Thank you and good night.
Rangers will be an interesting story, will be following :)



Liam Dick

The young left back Liam Dick has secured a 130k move from Falkirk to Rangers, The young lad has shown a lot of promise as he has come up through the ranks at Falkirk and wil be hoping to get first team football as soon as possible

Jay Fulton

The 21 year old Scotsman also came up through the ranks at Falkirk but moved to Swansea early on in his career the 21 year old had only ever made 4 apps for the Swans before securing a one year loan deal to Rangers

Fabrice Abriel

36 year old Fabrice Abriel is defiantly coming to the end of his career and has never been capped for his country despite being part of an OM team who won won 4 trophies including one league title.

Jamie Thomas

The young Welshman Jamie Thomas has come to rangers at just the age of 18 from English championship side Bolton Wanderers. The prolific striker really knows how to find the back of the net and with an option to buy for £1million he could be a steal

Farwell to the few

It has now been confirmed that 10 players have left ranger some to return but some we wish a happy career to in there new home.8 players have gone out on loan including Nicky Law Barrie Mckay, Tom Walsh and Ross King.

Kenny Miller has also left the club after a long career spread out over the uk and usa he spent many years at Rangers his most prolific coming in 2010/2011 when he played 18 times scouring 21 goals. Kenny now players for Shrewsbury Town in the Sky bet league 1 after completing a 5.7k move there.

Nicky Clarke has also joined Kenny in league one after he completed a move to port vale worth around 31k. The 24 year old played 56 games for Rangers in 2 seasons scouring 17 goals. We wish him all the best at his new club.

Pre-Season in England

After Haydock's appointment Rangers travelled south to compete a training camp and tour of England where they played against 4 English clubs. Scouring 10 goals and only conceding 3 we looked very strong and very focused.

The 1-0 loss to Barnett dose not speak the full story rangers should of scoured at least 6-7 with young Nathan Oduwa missing 3 chances before he was subbed at half time and Marty Waghorn missing a pen and 2 one on ones.

The 1-0 victory over Oxford was a cruse, with only goal from David Templton, Rangers dominated the game with young man Ryan Hardie upfront looking very quick and enerjtic
the 18 year old showed just what he could provide with his pace when he beat 3 defenders and layed off David Templton for a simple tap in.

Rangers the sailed past Dag&Red with a 7-2 victory Ryan Hardie grabbing a Hat-trick and other goals coming from Gedion Zelalem, James Tavernier and Rob Kieran.
Rangers looked very strong in this game and knew exactly where the net was

The final game was against Southend where we game out 2-0 victors David Templton and Fraiser Aird getting the goals, if Rangers carry on like this they should be a very hard team to beat in the league

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