Former Ibrox star Lee McCulloch believes Rangers should swoop for Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes because he is a “born winner.”
The Gers have been looking for a new manager since sacking Pedro Caixinha on October 26th and fans are beginning to get frustrated with how long the Ibrox giants have taken to appoint a long-term successor to Caixinha.
McInnes is one of the front-runners to take over – along with ex-Rangers boss Alex McLeish – and will take his Dons side to Ibrox on Wednesday to face the Gers in the first of two games between the sides over the next week.
“Derek is a born winner with the career he has had,” McCulloch said as quoted by the Daily Record.
“On Wednesday he will be the manager of Aberdeen and he will want to win the game.
“He does tick the boxes for Rangers and that’s why I said they should go for him a few weeks ago.”
McInnes spent five years at Ibrox as a player between 1995 and 2000 before moving to West Brom where he eventually became club captain.
Since taking over at Aberdeen, McInnes has taken the Dons to their first trophy in nearly 20 years when he lifted the Scottish League Cup and has guided the Pittodrie side to three consecutive second-place finishes in the Scottish Premiership.
After meeting on Wednesday night, the sides will clash again on Sunday when Rangers head north to the Granite City.
McInnes’ side have a six-point lead over the Light Blues in the Scottish Premiership and could put themselves in a very strong position if they win both upcoming games.
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