By Richard Parks
Rangers are intensifying their search for a new manager, according to a report.
The Four Lads Had a Dream blog, which is a reliable source of Gers news, claim that the Glasgow giants are keen to appoint a big name to replace interim boss Graeme Murty.
It is said that chairman Dave King wants “a man of stature” to take the club forward as they aim to bridge the gap on bitter rivals Celtic.
Four Lads Hads report that they have heard speculation of discussions with Belgium manager Roberto Martinez, Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke and ex-Ajax and Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer.
Talks are set to take place over the coming months with prospective candidates as the rumour mill intensifies.
Murty was appointed caretaker for the second time when Pedro Caixinha was sacked in October before Rangers announced in December that the former defender would remain at the helm for the remainder of the season.
Football Insider verdict:
Given the track record of King and his board, Rangers fans can be forgiven of not falling over themselves in excitement at yet another manager search being underway. Caixinha was a flop, Mark Warburton little better and the doomed pursuit of Derek McInnes did not suggest a group of directors who knew what they were doing. Murty has proved a safe pair of hands and has certainly made the team more exciting to watch, but lacks the experience to go toe to toe with Brendan Rodgers. Rangers certainly need a new manager, and must do due diligence to get the right one.
In other Rangers news, the club’s board “have been on their knees begging” 70-yr-old to take over as manager.