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1st Nov, 2017 | 4:20pm

'I'd be astonished' - Fans react on Twitter after strong claim about who will be next Rangers manager

By James Black

BT Sport’s Chris Sutton has claimed that Derek McInnes will be the next Rangers boss, but football fans on Twitter are massively split on the news.

Sutton claimed on BT Sport that McInnes will replace Pedro Caixinha and called him the “sensible option” for the Ibrox giants.

The 46-year-old is the bookies’ favourite to replace Caixinha at Ibrox and former Celtic striker Sutton has suggested that McInnes will be the 17th permanent boss of the Ibrox giants.

The Gers sacked Caixinha last week after a string of poor results left them in fourth in the Scottish Premiership.

McInnes is no stranger to the Light Blues having spent five years at Ibrox as a player between 1995-2000.

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Since becoming Aberdeen boss, McInnes has led the Dons to three successive second-place finishes in the Scottish Premiership and lifted the Scottish League Cup in 2015.

Football fans remain split on hiring McInnes with some feeling he’s another step towards mediocrity from the Ibrox board.

Here are some of their comments on Twitter:

Graeme Murty is in interim charge of the Rangers first-team and is expected to take charge of the side on Saturday when they face Partick Thistle in the Scottish Premiership.

With a two-week break between fixtures after the Partick clash, Rangers should likely have a new manager in place when they return to action against Hamilton on November 18th.

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