Dick Advocaat: This is who has what it takes to be next Rangers manager
By James Black
Former Rangers boss Dick Advocaat has tipped Derek McInnes to take over as Rangers manager following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking last month.
The Netherlands manager worked with McInnes at Ibrox for two years between 1998 and 2000 and believes his former midfielder has what it takes to manage the Ibrox giants.
The 46-year-old Aberdeen boss is the bookies’ favourite to replace Pedro Caixinha and could be in place at Ibrox by the time the Gers return to domestic action on November 18th.
Advocaat admits he hasn’t kept totally up-to-date with the goings on in Scottish football but put his weight behind McInnes to follow him into the manager’s office at Ibrox
“I hope and believe he has what it takes to be their manager,” Advocaat said, as quoted by the Daily Record website.
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“It’s always easier to say something definite after someone has been the manager than at this stage but he has certainly done a great job at Aberdeen.
“He’s the right age, so why not?
“It’s been a long time since I was at Rangers, so it’s difficult for me to say definitely yes in terms of who should be the manager but I know he has done very well at Aberdeen.”
Advocaat is expected to retire after the upcoming set of international friendlies after a glittering career in management.
Now in his third stint as Holland boss, Advocaat couldn’t find a way through qualifying for the World Cup next summer in Russia.
The 70-year-old led Rangers to two Scottish titles, two Scottish Cups and a Scottish League cup in his three-and-a-half years as Rangers manager.
Tuesday’s friendly with Romania is expected to be Advocaat’s final game in a professional career which has stretched over fifty years.
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