Report: Rangers turn attention to landing Leeds senior man, placed on four-man shortlist
By Amir Mir
Leeds manager Garry Monk is one of four names shortlisted to take over the vacant managerial post at Rangers, according to a report.
The Express claim that Aberdeen boss Derek McIness, Alex McLeish and Gary Rowett are the other names on the list with Dutch legend Frank de Boer ruled out.
It is said the Gers board will push on with their search for a new manager after they nail down their director of football.
Following Mark Warburton’s resignation in early February, the Glasgow giants are looking to restructure their management with the club struggling on and off the field.
It is said they remain hopeful of persuading Southampton’s recruitment chief Ross Wilson to take over the director of football position this week.
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Former Premier League boss and the Whites’ senior Monk has guided the Yorkshire club to promotion hopefuls this season.
Meanwhile, McIness has helped Aberdeen, at this moment in time, secure second spot in the Scottish Premiership, ahead of the Gers.
Whereas, McLeish and Rowett are out of work, with the latter being sacked by Birmingham City in December.
Football Insider verdict:
Appointing Monk as the next Rangers manager would be a masterstroke by the club but they will have to have a good set up for the highly-rated boss. Monk has proven during his time at Leeds that with an impatient owner and arguably more difficult circumstance he is able to turn around a sinking giant. He could do the same with the Gers who are looking to close the mammoth gap on their Old Firm rivals Celtic. Chopping and changing managers won’t close that gap, but stability, patience aided with a top manager will do that and Monk fits that bill.
In other Rangers news, this 20-year-old must sign after the win against St Johnstone.