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7th Nov, 2017 | 5:00pm

'A matter of time' - Former Ibrox mainstay states this man will be manager of Rangers soon

By John Reid

Former Rangers midfielder Lee McCulloch has backed Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes to take over at Ibrox.

Speaking to Sky Sports Scotland, McCulloch said “He knows the demands of the club.

“I think it’s probably the right time for Derek to leave (Aberdeen).

“I think Rangers is the perfect fit, Derek’s the perfect fit for the board.

“It should be only a matter of time”

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McInnes has long been thought of as Rangers’ number one choice to succeed former manager Pedro Caixinha, who was sacked two weeks ago following a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock.

There have been plenty of rumours linking him with the Rangers job but as yet no contact has been made between the clubs.

McInnes has done a fine job at Aberdeen, since taking over at Pittodrie.

He has finished the Scottish Premiership as runners-up to Celtic on three occasions, and also won Aberdeen their first trophy in 2 0 years with a league cup final win over Inverness.

He played for Rangers between 1995 and 2000, winning a host of trophies in the process and is thought of as being a Rangers fan.

McInnes also managed St Johnstone for four seasons and had a spell at Bristol City, which he has admitted wasn’t his most successful time in football.

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