By Danny Wright
Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has admitted he was wrong when he claimed that Derek McInnes will be the next Rangers manager.
The BT Sport pundit made it clear in October that the Aberdeen manager would switch Pittodrie for Ibrox, but with over four weeks gone in the Gers’ search for a new boss, he is yet to be appointed.
McInnes has constantly tried to put an end to speculation linking him with exiting Aberdeen to return to Glasgow with the Light Blues and now that seems to have gotten through to Sutton.
The former Bristol City boss is a former Rangers player and ticks all the boxes in terms of what the Ibrox board will be looking for in their successor to Pedro Caixinha.
However there is yet to be any kind of development in appointing the ex-West Brom midfielder and that has led Sutton to admit he was wide of the mark.
“Yes, I’m wrong, David,” said Sutton to a question on a Facebook Live Q&A session on BT Sport’s official account.
“I just cannot believe the mess that Rangers were in and the mess (with Caixinha’s exit) they haven’t gone for McInnes.
“It just doesn’t make any sense.”
Caixinha was sacked over four weeks ago by the Rangers board, just seven months into a three-year deal.
He had overseen a series of poor results, with a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock in October proving to be the final nail in his coffin as it came just a few days after the Scottish League Cup semi-final loss against Motherwell at Hampden Park.
In other Rangers news, this former Gers player has revealed he would want to return to Ibrox.