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Former Celtic player Jim Duffy has boldly claimed that Rangers need to get a move on and appoint Tony Pulis as their next manager.

Pulis was sacked by West Brom in November and is currently without a job as the Gers also continue their hunt for a successor to Pedro Caixinha.

Graeme Murty has been in caretaker charge since the Portuguese boss was dismissed in October and will remain at the Ibrox helm until at least the start of January after Derek McInnes snubbed the vacancy at the Glasgow giants.

Now, Morton manager Duffy is calling on the Light Blues to step up a pursuit for Pulis, who has a vast array of experience of helping struggling teams in the Premier League, but not with anyone near the top end of the table.

“Having waited six weeks before speaking to McInnes, they can’t afford to dither on Pulis,” said Duffy on the Scottish Sun website.

“It surely won’t be long before another Premiership or Championship club will be in the market for a new manager, and you can be sure Pulis will be on any list.”

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He added: “I know there are some fans who would love to see Dave King & Co pull a rabbit out of the hat, and name a glamorous successor to Pedro Caixinha.

“Frank de Boer would certainly tick that box.

“But Pulis is used to getting the most out of a club working with limited resources.”

Pulis was sacked by West Brom earlier this season after a dreadful run of results which sees them facing the real prospect of a Premier League relegation battle for the first time in a while.

The Welshman has a fascinating CV from his time in the English top-flight by helping Stoke, Crystal Palace and the Baggies avoid relegation on countless occasions, as well as leading the West Midlands club to a top half finish last season despite being one of the lowest-spending sides in the division.

Rangers have had a really mixed bag of results in Murty’s caretaker charge.

Wins against Aberdeen and Hibernian got fans suggesting that the interim boss should get the permanent job, but defeats to Dundee, Hamilton and most recently St Johnstone has left many doubting his ability to be able to catch up to Celtic.

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