Agent confirms frontrunner interest in Rangers manager job (not McLeish or McInnes)
By Danny Wright
Frank de Boer’s agent Guido Albers has confirmed that the Dutchman is interested in the vacant role at Rangers.
Talking in The Herald, Albers said that de Boer would have come out and said no if he had no interest in the job, but would not make a decision before May.
There has been much talk about who will be the next manager at Rangers following Mark Waburton’s departure on Friday, with Alex McLeish and Derek McInnes also linked with the job.
However, de Boer – currently one of the frontrunners and fifth favourite for the job with SkyBet – could be in line for a sensational return to Ibrox after he had a short spell as a player there in 2004.
“I think for him it is important to take his time,” said Albers to The Herald. “But if he had no interest in a job like this [Rangers] he would say no definitely and he hasn’t done this.”
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Albers also said that money would not be the defining factor for de Boer.
“I am not saying that he will work for nothing – for sure he won’t! – but what I am saying is that money will not make it impossible for him to go there.
“It will depend on everything, the club, the vision, the long-term, the quality of the players, everything like that.
“So if he has a good feeling about being approached by Glasgow then everything is possible.”
De Boer spent one season at Ibrox after leaving Turkish club Galatasaray in 2004/05. He made 15 league appearances for the Gers and scored twice.
The former Dutch defender is also his country’s record cap holder with 112 to his name.
The 46-year-old is a club legend at Ajax, who he made over 300 appearances for in 11 years. He won the Dutch Eredivisie on five occasions as well as the Champions League in 1995. He spent four years at Barcelona after moving away from his home nation.
His managerial career has been similar to his playing career. While at Ajax he won four league titles in a six year stay before joining Inter Milan.
However things didn’t go to well in Italy as he only managed 14 games before being sacked after just five wins.
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