Bookmakers have stopped taking bets on who will be the next Rangers manager after a flurry of backing for Alex McLeish – and fans are far from impressed with the club’s apparent choice.

The 58-year-old spent five years as Rangers boss between 2001 and 2006 and led the Gers to two Scottish titles, two Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups before leaving to make way for Paul le Guen’s appointment.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes confirmed the news in a tweet on their official Twitter account on Monday morning.

Since leaving Ibrox, McLeish has had spells with Scotland, Birmingham City, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Genk and Zamalek with varying levels of success but it’s his record at Ibrox that has fans worried.

Despite winning trophies during his time as manager, McLeish also led Rangers to the worst run of results in their 145-year history – failing to win in 10 consecutive games – and finishing third in Scotland’s two-horse race championship.

Here are some of their comments on Twitter:

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Rangers have been hunting for a new boss for over a month since sacking Pedro Caixinha on October 26th.

Interim manager Graeme Murty is expected to take the reins for this week’s double-header with Aberdeen after being handed the reins in the wake of Caixinha’s sacking.

Murty has been in charge for four games so far – winning two and losing two – as the Gers’ season looks like being over before the Christmas decorations are up.

In other Rangers news, Gers player ratings against Dundee sees this senior player receive a shambolic 3/10.

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