RANGERS clean sheet hero Jack Butland reckons the club hierarchy called it right when they decided to part company with former boss Michael Beale.
The Englishman’s replacement Philippe Clement has hit the ground running with a 4-0 win over Hibs then last night’s goalless Europa League draw against Sparta Prague.
And Buckland – who kept the scoreline blank with a series of fine saves – has admitted that it WAS time for a change of management at Ibrox.
Asked how the new boss has been, Clement told Rangers TV: Really good.
“I think it’s been a fresh start for everyone.
“Some boys needed it and I think as a club we needed a change, which is obviously what the club felt as well.
“I’ve been impressed by the new manager and the way he carries himself and the points he’s got across so far.
“I know there’s a lot more he wants to work on but he’s conscious on giving us too much right now.
“I think we’re taking on board what he’s trying to get over to us and doing a good job of it.
“It’s been a good start and it’s up to us to make sure that continues.”
Clement himself was pleased with a point in Prague – but gutted it wasn’t all three.
Rangers survived a first half Sparta onslaught before Danilo almost won it.
The 0-0 draw on the night means the Gers boss is unbeaten since taking charge with progress being made.
Clement said: “It’s a very important point, they are always really important away from home in Europe.
“But I am a winner, I want to win always.
“I want my players to have the same mentality and I saw it after the game.”