Rangers manager Mark Warburton has suggested to The Daily Record that his central defenders do not know much about the history of the game.
Warburton has revealed that his centre-halves have no idea who Franz Beckenbauer is.
“I even joke about watching Brazil – Alan Brazil,” the Englishman told The Daily Record. “I will comment on what a player he was and yet they only know him from talkSPORT.
“That is the world we live in. You have to appreciate that we are getting older and they are a different breed.
“I talk to our centre halfs about the calmness of Beckenbauer. What a player! Then they look and you know you have to reference someone who played more recently.”
Warburton’s comments are quite depressing, as it is hard to envisage any professional footballer who does not know about Beckenbauer.
Beckenbauer may be from a different era, but he remains - and will remain - one of the greatest defenders of all time.
The former Germany international is someone that all defenders should look up to and try to emulate.
While one can understand that many of the Rangers defenders are young, it is still hard to think that they, as Warburton suggests, have not heard about Beckenbauer.
Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship at the moment and are on course to gaining automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership at the end of the season.