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27th Nov, 2017 | 12:12pm

Betting update: Market suspended on Rangers to hire 58-year-old

Bookmakers Ladbrokes have suspended betting on who will be next Rangers manager after a flurry of backing for former Ibrox boss Alex McLeish.

The 58-year-old replaced Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes as the favourite last week and now looks set to return to Ibrox more than a decade after fans protested outside Ibrox demanding – and ultimately forcing – his sacking.

Ladbrokes confirmed the development on their official Twitter account.

McLeish has been out of work since leaving Egyptian side Zamalek last year but the bookies think he is set for an incredible return to Ibrox to take the reins following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking last month.

“Money talks and the bets we’ve seen suggest Alex Mcleish is on the verge of returning to Rangers.” David McDonald of Ladbrokes said, as quoted by the Evening Express.

McLeish spent five-and-a-half years at Ibrox after succeeding Dick Advocaat in 2001 and won two Scottish titles, two Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups during his time with the Gers.

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The former Scotland manager was also responsible for the worst run of results in the club’s 145-year history – going an incredible ten games without a win and finishing third in what was a two-horse race at the time.

Interim boss Graeme Murty is expected to take charge of the Gers’ back-to-back clashes with Aberdeen over the next week ahead of a long-term appointment being made.

In other Rangers news, Gers player ratings against Dundee sees this senior player receive a shambolic 3/10.

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