By Danny Wright

5th Dec, 2017 | 7:58am

Process underway: Rangers within hours of manager breakthrough - report

Rangers have “finally” begun the process of trying to appoint Derek McInnes as their next manager, according to a report.

The Daily Record claims that the Light Blues will make a huge breakthrough in their bid to replace Pedro Caixinha within 24 hours by making a move for the Aberdeen manager.

It is understood that McInnes, 46, is set to be joined by Tony Docherty as his assistant manager at Ibrox, meaning that Rangers will have to part with £1million in compensation to end a six-week search for Caixinha’s successor.

There have been little developments in the Gers’ efforts to find a new manager since October, but now it is believed that they are on the verge of a major breakthrough by getting the process underway to land McInnes.

The Daily Mail has recently reported that Aberdeen will want the compensation fee up front before the Light Blues go into talks with the former Bristol City and St Johnstone boss.

Football Insider Verdict

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Rangers fans don’t seem to be universally happy about the appointment of McInnes, especially after beating his side twice last week to move above them in the Premiership standings, however there is no one else out there with his quality and experience who is an achievable target. What McInnes has done at Aberdeen is outstanding and he thoroughly deserves a shot at one of the biggest jobs in British football. Rangers need someone who is not a left-field pick like Caixinha was and someone who understands the club, Scottish football and most importantly; how to catch up to Celtic. The pool of available managers to the Gers has been very small but McInnes is by no means just the best of a bad bunch.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has made a very bold claim about this Tuesday decision from the Gers.

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