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1st Dec, 2017 | 10:10am

Report: Rangers to begin negotiations for new manager in 48 hours

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is still the man Rangers want to be their new manager, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun is suggesting that negotiations between Rangers and Aberdeen could begin as early as after Rangers’ visit to Pittodrie on Sunday.

Rangers owner Dave King discussed the ongoing search for a new boss at yesterday’s Rangers AGM, revealing that some of the candidates on the shortlist are currently under contract with other clubs.

“The timescale we had in mind was to do it as soon as possible, but to be thorough.

“In our evaluations, if a name popped up quite quickly that we felt was absolutely the right person, we’d have done it as quickly as we could.

“But it wasn’t an appointment we were going to make just for the sake of being speedy.”

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McInnes has long been thought of as the front-runner for the Ibrox job since the sacking of Pedro Caixinha in October.

And he’s back as the favourite after King confirmed that they were looking at people currently in a job.

“We ended up looking at people in contracts rather than people who applied for the job,” King said.

Ironically, it looks like what could be McInnes’ last game in charge of Aberdeen will be against Rangers on Sunday.

Football Insider verdictThe process to appoint the new Rangers manager has been a long and drawn out affair, but at last it seems to be coming to an end. There has always been a feeling that McInnes would end up being the man who eventually takes over at Ibrox, perhaps the Rangers board were waiting until after the double-header with McInnes’ current club Aberdeen to begin negotiations with the Pittodrie side. With trips to Easter Road and Celtic Park on the agenda this month it will be an interesting first month in charge at Ibrox for the new man in charge.

In other Rangers news, Dave King has discussed the transfer budget the new manager will have

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