Title-winning manager contacts Rangers over manager's job, believes the job is perfect - report
By James Black
Former England manager Steve McClaren has contacted Rangers over replacing Pedro Caixinha as manager, according to a report.
The Herald state that the 56-year-old – who won the Dutch title with Twente – wants to take over at Ibrox after working as a consultant to Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel and has sent his CV in to the IBrox board.
It is said that he regards the Rangers job as “perfect” and the ideal platform to rebuild his coaching career.
McLaren has had a poor record in recent years as manager and believes the Rangers job could provide him an opportunity to rehabilitate his reputation by bringing success back to Ibrox.
Rangers’ director of football Mark Allen is expected to draw up a shortlist of candidates to replace Pedro Caixinha – who was sacked after only 229 days – and get the Gers’ season on track.
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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is the bookies’ favourite to take over from Caixinha and fans will be hoping the new manager – whoever it is – is appointed before the Light Blues return to action on November 18th against Hamilton.
Other names linked with taking over from Caixinha include Ale McLeish, Frank de Boer, Michel Preud’homme and Australia manager Ange Postecoglou.
McClaren has had spells managing Middlesbrough, Twente, Wolfsburg, Derby, Newcastle and Nottingham Forest.
As well as winning th Eredivisie with Twente in 2010, McClaren also won the League Cup with Boro and took the Teeside club to a UEFA Cup final.