Rangers

By James Black

Former Rangers star Giovanni van Bronckhorst is not being considered for the vacant Rangers manager post, according to a report.

Sky Sports claim that despite having the odds slashed on him replacing Caixinha, van Bronckhorst isn’t being considered by Mark Allen for the role.

On Wednesday, van Bronckhorst shot to second favourite to take over at his former club but Sky report that director of football Allen’s shortlist doesn’t contain the 107-times capped Dutch international or former England boss Steve McClaren.

The former Rangers, Arsenal and Barcelona star had a glittering playing career and has enjoyed a successful start to his managerial career.

After spending four years at Feyenoord as assistant manager to Ronald Koeman the Fred Rutten, van Bronckhorst took charge in 2015 and won the Dutch Cup in his first season in charge.

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Last season, van Bronckhorst went one better and led the Dutch giants to their first title since 1999.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes remains the bookies’ favourite to take over from Caixinha.

The Rangers board are taking their time over the appointment after getting Caixinha’s appointment spectacularly wrong and sacking the Portuguesee after 229 days in charge.

Graeme Murty is in interim charge of the first-team and has won both of his games in charge so far.

It’s the second time the club’s Under-20’s manager has been promoted into the hotseat after also being given the reigns in the wake of Mark Warburton’s resignation in February.

In other Rangers news, Alan Brazil was stunned as the Gers missed out on this manager.

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