Rangers make emphatic decision over recruiting proven winner with excellent CV - report
By James Black
Rangers won’t make 58-year-old Belgian Michel Preud’homme their next manager, according to a report.
Sky Sports report that Rangers would prefer to appoint a British manager with knowledge of the Scottish game and won’t look to interview the former Club Brugge and Standard Liege manager.
Preud’homme’s agent had confirmed that the Belgian was interested in replacing Pedro Caixinha at Ibrox after leaving Brugge in May.
But it now looks as though the former international goalkeeper can be taken off the list of candidates despite an excellent CV that includes two Belgian league titles.
Derek McInnes is the bookies favourite to replace Caixinha as Rangers manager with a report on Monday claiming that Rangers could be given permission to speak with the Aberdeen boss this week if they meet Aberdeen’s £1.5million valuation.
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The former St. Johnstone and Bristol City boss has led the Dons to three successive second-place finishes behind Celtic in the Scottish Premiership and also took the Pittodrie side to a League Cup win in 2015.
Rangers sacked Caixinha on Thursday after dropping to fourth in the Scottish Premiership with a 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock.
Graeme Murty has been put in temporary charge of the first-team and guided the Gers to a 3-1 win over Hearts at Murrayfield in his first game since taking control.
It’s Murty’s second stint as interim boss this year after also takig charge in the wake of Mark Warburton’s resignation in February.
In other Rangers news, fans have reacted on Twitter to this 58-year-old’s interest in replacing Caixinha.