BBC Sportsound pundit Tam McManus has claimed that it is only a matter of time before Rangers finally appoint a new manager after a six week long search for Pedro Caixinha’s successor.
Aberdeen confirmed on Tuesday that they had rejected an approach from the Light Blues for McInnes, 46, and now BBC Sport is reporting that the manager is due to hold talks with Pittodrie chairman Stewart Milne.
Rangers have been on a long-winded hunt to find a new boss after sacking Caixinha in October but now, McManus has claimed that they on the verge of a major breakthrough in hiring someone.
“Rangers have took their time but [in my opinion] it was always going to happen. Only a matter of time now,” he said on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday morning.
Rangers have took their time but IMO it was always going to happen. Only a matter of time now.
McInnes-Rangers. Jack Ross-Aberdeen. Stevie Aitken-St Mirren. Darren Young-Dumbarton. Just a hunch… ???? https://t.co/DgYC140Tbe
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) December 6, 2017
It is understood that Rangers stumped up £1million to enter talks with McInnes and his assistant Tony Docherty over filling to managerial vacancy at Ibrox.
BBC Sport claimed that the former Bristol City and St Johnstone boss is eager to go into talks with the Light Blues over a return to his old stomping ground and is now seeking a resolution with Milne.
Graeme Murty has been in caretaker charge of the Gers ever since Caixinha was sacked and has overseen a mixed bag of results with defeats to Dundee and Hamilton but two brilliant wins over Aberdeen last week.
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