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29th Oct, 2017 | 4:03pm

'Coup', 'He's a winner' - Former Celtic star backs 58-year-old for Rangers job

By James Black

Former Celtic striker Tony Watt has said it would be a “coup” if Rangers were to appoint Michel Preud’homme as their next manager.

The 58-year-old is interested in replacing Pedro Caixinha after the Portuguese boss was sacked on Thursday.

Watt – who plays in Belgium for OH Leuven – thinks Preud’homme would be the ideal choice to take over at Ibrox after Caixinha’s sacking.

The 58-times capped Belgium international goalkeeper has been out of work since standing down at Brugge in the summer.

The Belgian’s agent claims that he has been offered the manager’s job by KVV Mechelen but is prepared to wait on an answer from Rangers.

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Preud’homme comes with an impressive CV and a track-record of winning trophies and has lifted the Belgian title Brugge and Standard Liege and won cups with Gent, Brugge and FC Twente.

“If Preud’homme becomes the next Rangers manager it’s a coup … he’s a winner”, Watt said on his personal Twitter account.

Derek McInnes is the bookies’ favourite to replace Caixinha at Ibrox although Preud’homme’s interest should surely spark some interest from the Ibrox board.

With Graeme Murty in interim charge of the first-team, there is no rush for the Ibrox board to choose Rangers’ 17th manager in 145 years.

Other name names in the running to take over include Alex McLeish, Sam Allardyce ad David Moyes.

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

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