By James Black
Ange Postecoglou has seen his price slashed to replace Pedro Caixinha as Rangers manager after bringing his time with Australia to an end, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.
After guiding the Socceroos to next summer’s World Cup in Russia, Postecoglou quitted his post with the international side, causing SkyBet to slash his odds from 25/1 to 10/1 in the space of a few days.
Postecoglou managed the Socceroos at the 2014 World Cup and – after finishing behind Japan and Saudi Arabia – booked their place in next year’s tournament after overcoming play-off games with Syria and Honduras.
The 53-year-old also led Australia to their first ever Asian Cup title in 2015.
Former Rangers boss Alex McLeish (11/10) is the bookies favourite to take the reins at Ibrox with long-time favourite Derek McInnes (7/4) continuing to drift after being the overwhelming favourite in the three weeks following Caixinha’s sacking.
McLeish had five-and-a-half years in charge at Ibrox between 2001 and 2006 before stints with Birmingham City, Aston Villa, Genk, Zamalek, Nottingham Forest and Scotland.
Interim manager Graeme Murty is third favourite (7/1) after taking charge in the wake of Caixinha’s sacking on October 26th.
The former Scotland international is in his second spell in charge after also being given the job on a temporary basis after Mark Warburton’s shock resignation in February.
In other Rangers news, this 46-year-old manager who is wanted by the Gers is set to hold talks.