By Wayne Veysey

27th Oct, 2017 | 8:43am

Sky report Rangers manager update

By Richard Parks

Derek McInnes is in the running to be appointed the new manager of Rangers, according to a report.

Sky Sports claimed on Friday morning, as cited by the Sky Sports Scotland Twitter account, that the Aberdeen boss, 46, will be considered by the Ibrox hierarchy for the newly vacant post.

It is said that Rangers will consider a “wide range of candidates” across the UK and further afield to succeed Pedro Caixinha and one of those will be Dons manager McInnes.

Caixinha was sacked on Thursday after an abject 228-day reign at Rangers, the shortest tenure in the club’s history.

He was given his marching orders after the team slipped to fourth in the Scottish Premiership in the wake of their draw against Kilmarnock on Wednesday night.

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McInnes has been in charge at Aberdeen since April 2013 and has steered the club to consecutive runners-up positions in the SPL in the last three seasons.

Football Insider verdict:

McInnes is clearly a strong candidate to replace Caixinha, although there are question marks as to whether he is the right candidate. The Scot knows the SPL inside out, has ensured Aberdeen have punched above their weight for over four years and is well aware of the expectations at Rangers after five years at the club during his playing days. But his only major trophy as a manager is the 2014 Scottish League Cup and there is a sense that he lacks the ambition required to be in the Ibrox hotseat. His midweek comments that Celtic are unbeatable have also not gone down well among the Rangers faithful.

In other Rangers news, Joey Barton has made a shock claim about the Light Blues squad.

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