By Kevin Phillips

14th Nov, 2021 | 12:04pm

Rangers tipped to seal 'wow factor' appointment after Jim White name checks 40-yr-old - pundit

Alex Neil is unlikely to be appointed the new manager of Rangers as he does not have the “wow factor” possessed by other candidates.

That is the view of 2000 European Golden Shoe winner Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 40-year-old potentially replacing Steven Gerrard at Ibrox.

Rangers are on the hunt for a new manager after Gerrard left for Aston Villa on Thursday.

An Ibrox source told Football Insider (11th November) the Gers board are considering Ronald Koeman, John Terry, and current favourite Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Sky Sports).

Speaking on talkSPORT (11th November), Jim White named Alex Neil as a potential candidate for the job.

Neil has been out of work since leaving Preston North End in March.

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When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Neil’s credentials, Phillips said: “Alex is a great manager.

“He is Scottish as well. It could be a good fit. I think Rangers fans want to see a wow factor appointment and that’s what the board are working towards.”

“I would personally like to see someone like John Terry or Van Bronckhorst given a chance. They would both be keen as mustard to get in and show people what they can do.

“Alex has been around a while. I think Rangers need fresh ideas.

“I’m not saying Alex Neil wouldn’t do a good job but I think Rangers supporters would prefer to see someone like John Terry.”

In other news, a pundit has claimed Rangers have a ‘plan’ to avoid player sales in 2022 after a £23.5m reveal.