Former West Brom manager Tony Pulis is gaining support among Rangers’ chiefs to be the permanent successor to Pedro Caixinha, according to a report.

The Mirror claims that Pulis, 59, is interested in filling the Ibrox vacancy, but won’t consider it until after Christmas as he looks to spend the festive period with friends and family for the first time in years.

Pulis was sacked by West Brom in November after a terrible start to the Premier League season, but the Welshman has vast experience in the English top-flight from spells at Stoke, Crystal Palace and the Baggies.

He has famously never suffered a relegation from the Premier League and is known for achieving great things with clubs that have little in the way of resources.

Rangers have been on the hunt for a new manager ever since Caixinha was sacked in October and after failing to land their number one target Derek McInnes, Graeme Murty has been installed in caretaker charge until at least the start of January.

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It’s no surprise that Rangers would consider Pulis. Although his spell at West Brom turned sour towards the end, the Welshman knows how to grind out results and it would really be interesting to see what he could do with a team away from a relegation battle. The Gers have dreams of stopping Celtic winning 10 titles in a row. Pulis might not be the man to do that but he could be the man that leaves Ibrox in a better state than what he found it whenever he eventually leaves. He may not be the attractive option but Rangers will be firmly cast in the spotlight should they hire the ex-Stoke boss.

In other Rangers news, Jim Duffy has urged the Gers to appoint this 59-year-old as soon as possible.

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