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11th Nov, 2017 | 10:50am

'Perfect candidate' - McCulloch backs 46-year-old for Rangers job

By James Black

Former Rangers captain Lee McCulloch believes Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is the “perfect candidate” to take over from Pedro Caixinha at Rangers.

The 46-year-old Dons boss is the bookies’ favourite to replace Caixinha after the Portuguese was sacked on October 26th.

McInnes has been a huge success at Pittodrie after taking the Dons to three consecutive second-place finishes in the Scottish Premiership and lifting the club’s first trophy in 20 years when he won the Scottish League Cup in 2015.

McCulloch believes McInnes’ knowledge of the Ibrox giants puts him in pole-position to be the next Rangers manager – and give the board credit for trying something different when Mark Warburton resigned in February.

“Fair play to the board for thinking outside of the box when Mark left,” McCulloch said, as quoted by the Evening Times.

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“But it didn’t work.

”So now the important thing is get someone in who is tried and tested and who knows the club inside out.

“For me, and I’m not his agent, Derek McInnes is the perfect candidate.”

Graeme Murty is in interim charge of Rangers after Pedro Caixinha’s sacking and has won both of his games since taking the reins of the Light Blues.

The Ibrox board are in no rush to appoint a successor after sacking Caixinha only 229 days into a three year contract.

McCulloch was recently sacked as Kilmarnock manager.

The former Rangers skipper made 289 appearances for the Light Blues over eight years at Ibrox and lifted three Scottish titles, two Scottish League Cups and a Scottish Cup during his time with the Gers.

In other Rangers news, Charlie Adam believes the Gers are ‘close’ to appointing a new manager

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