Kjetil Knutsen could be an alternative to Giovanni van Bronckhorst for Rangers after impressing Ross Wilson, according to The Daily Record.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst is said to be the frontrunner for the managerial vacancy at Ibrox right now.
However, he’ll apparently ‘only take the job if everything is right’, seeking assurances regarding his backroom team and financial backing.
The latter could be a particularly thorny issue after Rangers announced a ‘huge’ £23.5million loss.
53-year-old Knutsen is currently in his first managerial post at Norwegian outfit Bodo/Glimt.
He’s took charge of 141 matches up to this point, winning 79 of them (56%).
Knutsen led his side to the Norwegian title last year and they’re currently five points clear as they look to retain that crown.
Knutsen is said to be one of ‘a number of managers’ who have won the personal admiration of Wilson.
If Rangers were to pursue him, it’s possible they could face competition from Norwich City given that he features on their ‘final shortlist’ of Daniel Farke replacements.
Knutsen is also delivering in Europe, with Bodo/Glimt sitting top of a Conference League that includes Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma.
In fact, they dealt Mourinho the biggest beating of his managerial career last month with a 6-1 home rout.
It surely won’t be long before he ascends the footballing ladder.
The New York Times’ Rory Smith reckons his 2020 exploits should have had him in the running for FIFA’s manager of the year, while Express journalist Will Lancaster says he’s transformed Bodo/Glimt from the ‘Norwegian resemblance of Burnley’ to a ‘Pep [Guardiola]-inspired’ outfit.
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