By Danny Wright
Ally McCoist has backed Derek McInnes to become the next Rangers boss, but doesn’t believe it would be in the Aberdeen manager’s best interests to move to Ibrox.
McInnes, 46, has been the favourite to be Pedro Caixinha’s successor ever since the Portuguese boss was sacked over three weeks ago, but there seems to have been very little progress from Ibrox in announcing the next permanent manager.
Graeme Murty has been in caretaker charge since Caixinha was sacked, winning both of his games in charge, and although the form is improved, Ibrox legend McCoist has admitted that Rangers might not be the best career move for McInnes just yet.
“My own particular choice now would be Derek McInnes,” he said, as shown on BT Sport football’s official Twitter account on Saturday.
“I know the Aberdeen fans won’t thank me for that. I just feel that Derek, at this moment in time, is held in high regard throughout British football.
“I just think from Rangers’ point of view, it would be my appointment. I’m not sure from Derek’s point of view it’s 100 per cent the right thing to do.
“The circumstances of taking the manager’s job at Rangers, it’s certainly a far better place than when I was there managing but I still don’t think it’s the perfect time to manage the club.”
The right man for the Rangers job?
Ally McCoist has had his say on who should be the next boss… pic.twitter.com/H6LloeIxTp
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) November 18, 2017
According to SkyBet, McInnes is the evens favourite to become the next Rangers boss on a permanent basis with Murty, Frank de Boer and Alex McLeish also in contention.
Caixinha was shown the Ibrox exit door just seven months into his spell as manager after overseeing some of the worst results in the club’s history, including a 5-1 pasting at home against Celtic and the humiliating Europa League loss to minnows Progres.
Since he was axed, the Gers have picked up six points out of a possible six in the Premiership with victories against Hearts and Partick.
Next up is a home clash against Hamilton on Saturday, where they will be hoping to achieve something that Caixinha astonishingly never managed – winning three games in a row.