By James Black
St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright has had his odds slashed to replace Pedro Caixinha as Rangers manager, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.
SkyBet now have Wright, 54, priced at 6/1 and as third favourite, just days after quoting him at 25/1 as long-time favourite Derek McInnes continues to drift.
The St. Johnstone boss has done a fantastic job at McDiarmid Park since taking over there and could now be in contention to replace Caixinha after the Portuguese was sacked by Rangers last month.
Former Gers manager Alex McLeish (4/5) is still the bookies’ favourite to take the reins at Ibrox – more than a decade after leaving the 54-times Scottish champions.
Wright has led the Saints to successive fourth-placed finishes in the Scottish Premiership on one of the smallest budgets in the country.
The Gers sacked Caixinha on October 26th, less than 24 hours after drawing 1-1 with Kilmarnock at Ibrox, after falling to fourth in the Scottish Premiership.
Under-20’s manager Graeme Murty has been put in interim charge in the wake of Caixinha’s sacking as the Rangers board take their time to find a replacement.
The Ibrox giants face Dundee on Friday night in the Scottish Premiership with Murty looking likely to remain in charge for the trip to Dens Park.
In other Rangers news, a Premier League club has joined the Light Blues in pursuing one of their top targets.