View Full Version : Le Guen - Expect more changes

07-02-2006, 05:36 AM
Peter Lovenkrands, Ronald Waterreus, Sotirios Kyrgiakos and Alex Rae have all left Ibrox over the last month.

Lovenkrands and Waterreus both rejected the opportunity to remain at Rangers as part of the Le Guen revolution.

But Kyrgiakos was the first to be told he no longer had a future at the club, while fringe player Rae took over as player-manager at First Division club Dundee rather than face another season on the sidelines.

Le Guen - who has already recruited Libor Sionko, Karl Svensson and Lionel Letizi and is on the hunt for more new players - is keen to trim his current squad even further.

Marvin Andrews, Bob Malcolm and Olivier Bernard are favourites to be shown the door next.

Although not naming names, Le Guen confirmed there will be more departures.

"It would be better for them to leave the club because I don't want to have too many players," he said.

"We will see what happens."

Meanwhile, Le Guen will wait until after Saturday's training game against Hamilton Academical before deciding whether trialists Cyril Chapuis and Makhtar N'Diaye have a future at the club.

Both played under the Rangers boss at Rennes four years ago but failed to live up to their early promise and Le Guen has yet to decide whether they will be given the chance to resurrect their careers at Ibrox.

He said: "I know Chapuis and N'Diaye from Rennes when they were great but that was three or four years ago.

"I want to see what level they are at before I make a decision. We will study them in the game with Hamilton and then I will decide."

Juventus youngster Davide Tosetti is also on trial but Le Guen added: " I think Tosetti is too young to be included in the first-team squad."

With their first pre-season friendly, against Linfield in Northern Ireland, less than a week away, fitness-fanatic Le Guen has been putting his players through double training sessions each day to ensure they are on top form when the new season gets underway.

"It's our aim," he told Rangers World. "We want to have fit players. It's very important for modern football.

"We will try to improve the level of each player. They must be aware that it's very important for them and for us."

le guen has done well for rangers at the moment since hes left lyon..