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WILLIAM WILTON was the first manager of Rangers Football Club but he had already been at the club for 16 years before he was appointed to the post.

THE imposing figure of Bill Struth was to cast a long shadow over Rangers Football Club. During his 34 years as manager, his influence was such that it shaped the club's future for many generations to come.

JAMES Scotland Symon was different from most football managers in that he had none of the extrovert characteristics often associated with the role.

DAVID White found himself pitched into the Ibrox hot seat in a sudden and unexpected manner.

FOR almost 50 years, Willie Waddell probably contributed more to Rangers than any other man - as player, manager and executive of the club.

JOCK Wallace was the first man to have been Rangers manager twice and, in the first of those stints, he had the unprecedented success of guiding his team to win two League, Scottish Cup and League Cup Trebles in the space of three seasons.

JOHN Greig was one of the greatest of all Rangers players and the only one to step up from the dressing room straight into the manager's office.

Graeme Souness, Rangers' first player-manager, had already built a formidable reputation as a world class midfielder with Liverpool, Sampdoria and Scotland by the time he arrived at Ibrox.

ON Walter Smith's return to the club in 2007 for a second spell in charge he needed no introduction to the club's fervent support.

DICK Advocaat became only the tenth manager in the history of Rangers when he succeeded Walter Smith on June 1, 1998.

ALEX McLEISH became the sixth Rangers manager to deliver a Treble when he swept the boards in fantastic style in season 2002/03 - his first full season in charge.

PAUL Le Guen was unveiled as the 12th Rangers manager in the summer of 2006 replacing Alex McLeish at the helm but left on January 4, 2007 after just 31 matches in charge.

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