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Daily Record sports writer Keith Jackson has criticised the Rangers board for waiting this long to approach Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes over the vacant manger’s job at Ibrox.

The club have been searching for a new boss since Pedro Caixinha was sacked on October 26 after just seven months in charge and Aberdeen boss McInnes remains the favourite to land the job.

Jackson believes that McInnes would be willing to talk to Rangers, but feels the club have made a big mistake by waiting this long to approach him.

Rangers beat Aberdeen for the second time in a week on Sunday afternoon to replace them in second place in the Scottish Premiership table.

Jackson suggested that the two defeats may have damaged McInnes’ reputation as a manager and feared that Rangers fans will start to question whether he is the right man for the job.

He went on to say that McInnes would now have to win over the club’s fans, if he does decided to take the job and that might influence his decision.

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“It’s a very arrogant attitude to have,” Jackson told the Daily Record.

“I think there’s been a lack of cohesion about the way the Rangers board has operated that would give anybody a concern.

“If you’re going to take on that position and all the responsibilities that comes with rebuilding Rangers right now,  you need to know that you’ve got the backing of everybody.

“You need to know that your superiors are desperate to have you win and also want the fans on board – he will probably have to do a win-over job now.”

Rangers take on Ross County in Scottish Premiership action at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon.

In other Rangers news, former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has given his opinion on Willie Collum’s decision to send off Gers midfielder Ryan Jack in the win over Aberdeen.

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