Report: Rangers rule out short-priced frontrunner as search for new manager narrows
By John Reid
Rangers are not interested in appointing former England and Middlesborough boss Steve McClaren as their next manager, according to a report.
The Daily Express report that despite links to McLaren, Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is still the number one target for the job, as he has been since Pedro Caixinha was sacked a fortnight ago.
SkyBet still have McClaren as the 3/1 second favourite for the job, with only McInnes ahead of him in the betting market.
However, the report also claims that Rangers director of football Mark Allen has not yet finalised the shortlist for the job, so the announcement of the new Rangers manager may not be until next week.
Rangers’ next league game isn’t until the 18th of November, so the new man may well be in place by then.
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Steve McClaren most recently managed Derby County, until he was dismissed in March after a 3-0 loss to Brighton. He is currently a coaching consultant for Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Rangers youth coach Graeme Murty has been in charge of the Ibrox first-team since the sacking of former boss Pedro Caixinha, and he has lead them to wins against Hearts and Partick Thistle.
They now sit only six points behind league leaders Celtic and three points behind Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen, in the Scottish Premiership table.
In other Rangers news, a reliable journalist has claimed that Derek McInnes will be appointed Rangers manager