By James Black
Former Rangers striker Billy Dodds believes Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is the “perfect fit” to take over as manager at Ibrox.
The Glasgow giants are now into the fifth week of their search for a replacement for Pedro Caixinha and Dodds – who was spent six months at Rangers with McInnes – insists his team-mate’s track-record at the Dons makes him the ideal choice to take the reins.
McInnes was the bookies’ favourite for several weeks after Caixinha’s dismissal on October 26th but has since drifted to second favourite behind Alex McLeish, according to SkyBet‘s odds.
Dodds believes McInnes has shown his ability to rebuild a struggling club after taking Aberdeen to three consecutive second-place finishes in the Scottish Premiership and a Scottish League Cup win.
“For me, Derek McInnes is the perfect fit for Rangers,” Dodds said, as quoted by the Sunday Post. “First and foremost, he is an excellent manager.
“Just look at his work at Aberdeen and the way he has turned the club around in the past four years to make them the second force in the country.
He added: “Right now, Rangers need rebuilding from top to bottom, they’re rudderless.”
McInnes took over at Pittodrie in 2013 and has been a huge success with the Dons since succeeding Craig Brown.
The former Ibrox midfielder spent five years at Ibrox between 1995 and 2000 before joining West Brom.
The Gers find themselves in fourth place in the Scottish Premiership and have lost their last two games under Graeme Murty as their season hangs by a thread.
The Dons face Kilmarnock on Sunday before back-to-back clashes with Rangers in the next week.
The Light Blues trail Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership by three points after playing a game more than Derek McInnes’ side.