Rangers make emphatic decision on potential six-figure fee for 46-year-old manager - report
By Danny Wright
Rangers have emphatically decided that they will meet the £1.5million compensation fee they may have to spend to prise Derek McInnes away from Aberdeen, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims that the Gers could make a move for the 46-year-old manager as early as Monday as they look to appoint Pedro Caixinha’s successor as soon as possible.
It is understood that Rangers “won’t baulk” at the six-figure fee that the Dons could potentially demand as they are hell-bent on getting their next manager decision spot on.
Former Ibrox midfielder McInnes only signed a three-year deal with Aberdeen in the summer after he rejected a move to English Championship side Sunderland.
The Pittodrie boss seems like the clear favourite among fans to replace Caixinha in the hotseat after the Portuguese boss was sacked on Thursday.
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Graeme Murty will take temporary charge of first-team matters in Saturday’s clash with Hearts at Murrayfield, with Dave King still in Scotland and will be in attendance of the Premiership clash.
Football Insider Verdict
McInnes is absolutely the manager that Rangers need to be going for to replace Caixinha. All the pundits and ex-players are suggesting that it must be someone who is British and knows what it takes to be an Ibrox man, and McInnes ticks those boxes as well as more. His track record in Scotland is astonishing, having lifted Aberdeen to be the second best team in Scotland in the last couple of seasons, having one of their best spells in the top-flight since the 1980s and early 1990s. Rangers should not be considering anyone as long as McInnes is an achievable target for them.
In other Rangers news, Vladimir Weiss has delivered a surprise verdict on the sacking of Pedro Caixinha.