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One deal all but done: Rangers close to double appointment - report

By Amir Mir

Rangers could appoint a director of football by next Thursday and a new manager is set to follow suit, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claim the director of football, which will not be a foreign appointment, is all but secured while the Gers have narrowed down their search for a new manager to three candidates.

It is said one of those shortlisted is seen as a gamble and could start work immediately, while the other two are attached to other clubs.

At this moment in time, caretaker boss Graeme Murty is in charge of the Ibrox club and he has witnessed his side suffer back-to-back defeats in the SPL in recent weeks.

Relegation-threatened Inverness claimed a late 2-1 win against Murty’s side on Friday night as the managerless club continue to struggle.

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It is said that Murty is expected to remain in charge for the short-term as club sources have ruled out Martin Jol to take over the vacant post with Frank de Boer also unlikely to join.

Mark Warburton left his post at Ibrox earlier on in the month after the club confirmed he had resigned from his role, a claim he continuously denies.

Football Insider verdict:

The Scottish club are in a huge mess and perhaps are worse off from last season which is not an encouraging sign. Before any appointments are made, the club’s chairman Dave King should resign because he has managed the club in the most disastrous of manners. From top to bottom the club show be reshaped and restructured, with a safe pair of hands taking charge of managerial duties. Ideally, it should be someone who understands Scottish football and the demands of having to close what is a mammoth gap on their Old Firm rivals Celtic. 

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has aimed yet another dig at the club after his Robbie Savage comments.

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