By James Black
Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd believes the Ibrox club’s delays in appointing a new manager will see target Derek McInnes opt to stay with Aberdeen.
Rangers sacked Pedro Caixinha on October 26th and have yet to make any moves toward hiring a replacement four weeks on.
McInnes is one of a host of names that have been linked with taking the hotseat at Ibrox after three consecutive second-place finishes in the Scottish Premiership.
Boyd thinks that if the Gers fail to have McInnes in place before the Gers take on Aberdeen next week then he won’t be the Rangers boss anytime soon.
“I think everyone to a man has said that Derek McInnes is the preferred candidate to replace Pedro Caixinha,” Boyd said, as quoted by BBC Sport.
“But I don’t think there’s been any discussions and they have a double header next week and, if it is not done by then, I don’t think Derek McInnes will be anywhere near Ibrox.
“If you are going to get rid of somebody, make sure you have somebody in place.”
The Gers take on Dundee on Friday night with interim manager Graeme Murty remaining in charge of the Light Blues.
Murty has won two of his three games in charge since taking the reins in the wake of Caixinha’s sacking last month.
The Gers currently sit fourth in the Scottish Premiership but could draw level on points with the Dons if they win at Dens Park ahead of Aberdeen’s clash with Kilmarnock later this weekend.
The two sides then meet on Wednesday night at Ibrox before clashing again at Pittodrie four days later.
In other Rangers team news, the club has received an apology following some untrue stories that were written about Bruno Alves