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6th Nov, 2017 | 12:00pm

'Joke' - Rangers fans react as club make reported approach for 56-year-old

By James Black

Rangers have approached former England manager Steve McClaren about replacing Pedro Caixinha as manager, according to a report, and fans on Twitter are not at all happy.

According to The Sun, the Ibrox giants want to speak with the 56-year-old with them being reluctant to pay a £750,000 compensation fee for Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes.

McClaren is currently working as a consultant for Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv after recently pulling out of the running to replace Ian Cathro as Hearts manager.

Rangers fans are distraught at the prospect of the former Newcastle, Wolfsburg, Twente and Derby boss.

Graeme Murty is in temporary charge of the Light Blues and has led the side to two wins from two games since Pedro Caixinha’s sacking.

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Fans think it would be a step backwards by the club who really need to progress before too long or risk seeing Celtic get perilously close to a record tenth consecutive title.

The Gers fans were quick to voice their opinions with one saying that if director of football Mark Allen believed McClaren was the right choice, then Rangers should appoint a new director of football.

Here are some of their comments on Twitter:

McClaren was England manager from August 2006 until November 2007 and failed to qualify for Euro 2008 – England’s first failure to qualify for a major tournament since the 1994 World Cup.

McInnes remains the bookies’ favourite to take over at Ibrox and replace Caixinha.

The Aberdeen boss spent five years at Rangers as a player between 1995 and 2000 before leaving to join West Brom.

In other Rangers news, Wes Foderingham was delighted with one of his team-mates after the 3-0 win over Partick Thistle.

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