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6th Nov, 2017 | 3:12pm

'Push the boat out' - Rangers fans urge club to hire new name after Monday announcement

By James Black

Rangers fans on Twitter have thrown a new name into the hat for the vacant manager’s job at Ibrox – sacked West Ham boss Slaven Bilic.

Bilic was only dismissed by West Ham on Monday morning but Rangers fans are already suggesting he could be the man to take over from Pedro Caixinha.

It’s unlikely that the 49-year-old would be willing to immediately jump straight back into management but he has previously said he would “walk to Glasgow” to manager the Gers or their old Firm rivals Celtic.

“It’s not just football, it’s everything,” Bilic said in 2010, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“It’s your life; If I had an invite from Celtic or Rangers to go for an interview I would walk to Glasgow.”

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Derek McInnes is the bookies favourite to take over from Caixinha at Rangers but some Rangers fans are hopeful the club decide to look further afield – with one saying he would “love” the former Croatia boss at Ibrox.

Here are some of their comments on Twitter:

 

If the 54-times Scottish champions were to make a move for the 49-year-old, they may have some difficulties agreeing a financial package with Bilic.

The former West Ham boss was earning £60,000 per week at the London Stadium so the Gers would have to dig deep and offer a deal similar to that of Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers to attract Bilic north.

In other Rangers news, an Ibrox legend was delighted to see Kenny Miller back in the starting XI.

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