By Danny Wright
Former Celtic attacker Kris Commons has claimed that Rangers are struggling to find a new manager due to the low salary that the Ibrox club has been able to offer out.
The Light Blues have been on the hunt for Pedro Caixinha’s successor for almost four weeks without success after the Portuguese boss was sacked by Dave King and the board in October.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was long-time favourite with the bookmakers to replace Caixinha, but his odds have recently drifted and Alex McLeish is now seen as the frontrunner.
Commons, 34, left Celtic at the end of last season after spending six years in Glasgow, and he reckons that his previous Old Firm rivals are struggling due to the money that they can offer up.
The former Scotland international also believes that the Gers are overspending on some of their underperforming playing staff after Caixinha led a massive overhaul of the first-team in the summer transfer window.
“If I’m a top manager who is looking for a job and I’m thinking about throwing my hat into the ring for the Rangers post, there are currently just too many negatives down one side of the piece of paper,” he said on the Daily Mail website.
“The word is there’s minimal money to spend on the team in January. There are players there who are already on huge wages and aren’t performing.
“And, from what I’m hearing, many managers who would still be interested are being put off by the scale of the salary on offer.”
Rangers are yet to make any real progress in finding Caixinha’s successor but they could now be hindered by West Brom after they sacked Tony Pulis on Monday.
The Express and Star has already reported that the Gers’ No 1 target McInnes is interested in holding talks with the Premier League club, who will no doubt have the financial muscle over the Glasgow giants if it come down to that.
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