By Danny Wright
TalkSport host Alan Brazil has admitted he was stunned that Rangers missed out on the chance to appoint David Moyes as their next manager.
Moyes was hired by Premier League side West Ham on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after they sacked Slaven Bilic, but ex-Scotland international Brazil has admitted that he believed the ex-Everton and Manchester United boss was going to be on his way to Ibrox.
Although Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes has been a clear favourite with the bookmakers to make the switch to Rangers, Moyes was also thought to be in the running to return to management after leaving Sunderland last season.
Speaking on Sports Breakfast on radio station TalkSport on Wednesday morning, Brazil revealed his surprise that the Gers missed out on the chance to bring in Moyes, suggesting that his allegiance to the Light Blues would have put him among the frontrunners.
“I was expecting Moyes to go to Rangers. He’s a bluenose,” the ex-Ipswich and Man United player said.
Moyes was handed a six-month deal at West Ham to try and lift them away from the Premier League relegation zone.
However the Scottish manager’s appointment has been met with some animosity from the Hammers fans, who believe that his recent track record in failed spells at United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland will only worsen their current situation.
McInnes is widely expected to be the next Gers boss, with the Scotsman suggesting that he will be appointed by the end of this week once an £800,000 compensation fee is paid to Aberdeen.
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