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2nd Dec, 2017 | 7:08pm

Betting update: Odds slashed on 46-year-old to be next Rangers manager

Derek McInnes’ odds have been slashed to replace Pedro Caixinha as Rangers manager, according to the latest booksmakers’ odds.

SkyBet price the 46-year-old as the overwhelming favourite at 1/8 on Saturday afternoon as it looks more and more likely he will take the Ibrox hotseat.

McInnes had previously been priced at 8/13 to replace Caixinha.

Former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka (7/1) is now the second favourite to succeed Caixinha, followed by current caretaker Graeme Murty (9/1) and ex-Ibrox manager Alex McLeish (12/1).

McInnes has been with the Dons since 2013 and has led the Pittodrie side to three consecutive second-place finishes in the Scottish Premiership.

The Aberdeen boss spent five years at Ibrox as a player between 1995 and 2000 – lifting all three domestic trophies – before moving to England to join West Brom.

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McInnes had earlier said at a recent press conference, as quoted by the Scottish Sun, that he had no intentions of leaving Aberdeen following  talks with club chairman Stewart Milne, however it looks like McInnes could now be set to swap Pittodrie for Ibrox.

Since Caixinha’s sacking on October 26th, Murty has been in interim charge of the Light Blues but is expected to take charge of his final game on Sunday against McInnes’ Aberdeen.

The Gers have won three of Murty’s five games in charge and could overtake the Dons in second place in the Scottish Premiership with a win at Pittodrie on Sunday afternoon.

In other Rangers news, Graeme Murty has claimed that his summer signing was a bargain buy.

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