'Derek who?', 'Do for me' - Rangers fans react as reported initial talks begin with experienced PL boss
By James Black
Former Newcastle United and Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has been linked with replacing Pedro Caixinha as Rangers boss – and Gers fans would like to see him take charge.
Rangers are on the hunt for their seventeenth permanent boss after sacking Caixinha and the Daily Mail claim that initial talks have been held with the representatives of Pardew.
The 56-year-old has been working as an analyst for Sky Sports since leaving Palace in December 2016 but has a good reputation and a strong CV made up of extensive experience at Premier League clubs.
The news that Pardew could be the next Rangers boss has impressed some fans – with one saying it would be the “best managerial business” Rangers have done in a long time.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
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Roomer has it Alan Pardew has applied for the job
Now your talking , Derek who
— chris graham (@chrisblue1982) October 30, 2017
If Rangers were able to bring in Alan Pardew it would have to be the best managerial business they’ve done in recent times
— Jamie Patterson (@JamiePatterson3) October 30, 2017
Pardew all the way
— SMITHY (@smithycrs92) October 30, 2017
Pardew would be a good appointment. Another big name in scottish football would drag a few more viewers in.
— Billy Kersse (@BillyKersse) October 30, 2017
Pardew wouldn't be a bad shout to be honest.
— william o'brien (@WullieOb) October 30, 2017
Alan Pardew would do for me.
— GordonStewart (@GordonStewart_) October 30, 2017
— Ravishing Rick Rude (@lolzathon) October 30, 2017
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is the bookies’ favourite to replace Caixinha at Ibrox and reports on Monday have suggested that the Gers could be granted permission to speak with McInnes once they meet Aberdeen’s £1.5million valuation.
Graeme Murty has been put in temporary charge of the first-team for the second time in 2017 and led the side to a 3-1 win over Hearts at Murrayfield on Saturday.
The Ibrox giants face Partick Thistle at home this weekend in the Scottish Premiership as they look to claw back the six-point deficit to leaders Celtic.
In other Rangers news, fans have reacted on Twitter to this 58-year-old’s interest in replacing Caixinha.