By Danny Wright

28th Oct, 2017 | 3:24pm

'Best thing to happen' - Chris Sutton makes huge claim about Rangers after win v Hearts

By Danny Wright

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has claimed that Rangers’ disappointing draw to Kilmarnock on Wednesday was the “best thing to happen” to them as it resulting in Pedro Caixinha being sacked less than 24 hours later.

Caretaker boss Graeme Murty led the Gers to a 3-1 comeback win at Hearts on Saturday in their first game since Caixinha was shown the exit door.

The rookie coach decided to recall Kenny Miller to the starting line-up after the veteran striker found himself banished from the first-team squad while Caixinha was in charge.

And the ex-Celtic striker responded brilliantly, scoring two goals the give the Gers a much-needed three points as the post-Caixinha era began with a bang.

Tweeting on his personal Twitter account after the game, Sutton delivered an honest verdict on the events that led up to Caixinha’s sacking and how it may benefit Rangers in the future.

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“The best thing to happen to Rangers is Kilmarnock equalising on Wednesday night,” he said after the Light Blues’ win at Hearts.

The Rangers board decided to sack Caixinha after their draw at home against Kilmarnock, which piled on misery following a 2-0 defeat in the Scottish League Cup semi-final to Motherwell.

Many names have since been linked with the Ibrox vacancy, with Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes being one of the managers that is being mentioned most by the media and the pundits.

In other Rangers news, Vladimir Weiss has delivered a surprise verdict on the sacking of Pedro Caixinha.

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