Rangers to make manager move within hours, seven-figure fee on the cards - report
Rangers will make their move for Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes within the next 24 hours, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims that the Light Blues are preparing to launch an effort to make McInnes, 46, the successor to Pedro Caixinha, who was sacked six weeks ago.
It is understood that the Gers could have to splash a seven-figure compensation fee worth up to £1million to land their man, who is still hot favourite with the bookmakers to make a return to Ibrox.
The Daily Record reported on Sunday that Rangers were to make an approach for McInnes after they had faced his Aberdeen side at Pittodrie.
However it now seems that the Glasgow club is yet to do that after winning 2-1 against the Dons and moving above them up to second in the Premiership standings.
It was understood that Rangers were aiming to appoint the Scottish manager in time for next Saturday’s clash with Ross County.
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Football Insider Verdict
It’s about time that Rangers start to finally make some movement in trying to replace Caixinha. This process has gone on way too long when McInnes has been the obvious choice all along. It may be due to the finances but with the amount of money that the Gers spent in the summer, it’s strange to think that they couldn’t cough up £1million to sort out the most important position of all at Ibrox. If McInnes, or anyone else for that matter, isn’t in charge by the time of the Ross County game there will no doubt be a lot of anger among fans, who even though they are very split over who they want in charge, will realise that someone is better than no one.