Dundee manager Neil McCann has emerged as the new second favourite to take charge of Rangers, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.
SkyBet now have former Gers player McCann, 43, priced at 9/2 to succeed Pedro Caixinha in the Ibrox hotseat but he is still some way off odds-on favourite Derek McInnes (2/9).
The Scottish Sun has reported that Rangers are gearing up to make a move for McInnes, 46, within the next 24 hours but there has still been a major shift in the odds that has seen McCann seemingly emerge from nowhere having never been in the running before.
Graeme Murty (8/1) is the only other man in real contention to fill the Gers vacancy as McInnes’ appointment looks more likely than it ever has done.
McCann has very limited managerial experience with his current role at Dundee being his only ever club.
The former Scotland international was placed in caretaker charge in April this year before being handed the permanent role at the Scottish top-flight club in June.
He has recently guided Dundee to a stunning 2-1 win against Rangers at Dens Park thanks to two goals from Mark O’Hara.
The 43-year-old manager spent five years on the books at Ibrox as a player before leaving for Southampton in 2003, managing to win three Scottish Premiership titles and four Scottish Cup titles in his time in Glasgow.
In other Rangers news, Kris Commons has bizarrely compared this Gers ace with a Celtic senior player.