By Richard Parks
Rangers revealed on Friday night they have not interviewed Derek McInnes or any other candidate to become manager and that they are a full two weeks away from an appointment.
Graeme Murty has been in caretaker charge of the Light Blues since Pedro Caixinha was axed 15 days ago.
In a statement on the club’s official website, Ibrox chiefs say that they are not close to appointing the new man and will step up their pursuit of Caixinha’s replacement in a week’s time as they continue to sift through applications.
It read: “The club confirms that since the departure of Pedro Caixinha it has received numerous applications for the now vacant position and is anticipating further applications by the end of next week.
“The club will then consider all viable options available to it.
“At this time the club has not interviewed any candidate and will take its time to ensure that the best possible decision is made.”
Ex-Rangers hero Giovanni van Bronckhorst emerged as the shock second favourite this week to take over from Portuguese coach Caixinha.
Van Bronckhorst is currently in charge of Dutch giants Feyenoord and last season guided the club to their 15th title, and their first in 18 years.
But Aberdeen manager McInnes – a Light Blues player under Walter Smith and Dick Advocaat – remains the bookies favourite for the vacant post.