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Ostersunds manager Graham Potter is the new second-favourite to be named as Graeme Murty’s successor at Rangers for next season, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.

SkyBet have Potter, 42, priced at 7/2 to be on the sidelines for the first game of the 2018/19 campaign with it widely expected that Dave King will welcome a new face to Ibrox after failing to back Murty.

Frank de Boer (2/1) remains favourite while Neil Warnock (11/2) and Steve Clarke (6/1) are also in the running.

Potter has been in charge of Swedish club Ostersunds since 2011, working miracles as he has lifted them up from the fourth-tier, all the way to the top-flight and Europa League knock-out rounds.

Against all odds, his side beat the likes of Galatasaray, PAOK, Hertha Berlin this season and even managed to grab a 2-1 win away at Arsenal in the round of 32 before going out on aggregate.

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Potter would definitely help Rangers take major strides in closing down the gap between themselves and bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Fans have been crying out for someone to do that for years and the 42-year-old Ostersunds boss is someone who will finally provide some stability, a strict playing philosophy and also get players playing well above their level.

It says it all when fans of teams like Stoke, West Brom and even Arsenal have mentioned Potter when it comes to finding their next managers.

Dave King has to get this decision right, and he definitely would by hiring Potter.

 

In other Rangers news, a BBC pundit has claimed that the Gers will make an approach for this top-flight manager.

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