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Potentially big developments in Rangers’ manager search as news emerges

Rangers supporters have been pretty deflated and are getting increasingly restless in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side lose 2-0 to Hamilton on Saturday, while their club’s search for a new manager threatens to go into a second month.

Pedro Caixinha was relieved of his duties as Gers boss back on October 26 but has yet to be replaced on a full time basis, with interim chief Graeme Murty continuing to lead the side as the board seek to find the right man to take the club forward. And although the former Reading and Southampton defender led the Scottish giants to two wins from his opening two matches, he was unable to mastermind a third in succession as goals from David Templeton and Darren Lyon sealed a deserved 2-0 victory for Martin Canning’s Hamilton on Saturday, thus moving them up to seventh in the table and leaving fourth place Rangers now nine points adrift of leaders Celtic.

Subsequently, there has been much discontent among our resident Gers fans in the Tavern this week, although they may be encouraged by a recent report from Sky Sports, which outlines some potentially big developments in their search for a new manager.

And that’s because they report that Australia manager Ange Postecoglou, who has been linked with the Rangers job recently, has quit as the national team coach.

The 52-year-old took over as the Aussies manager back in 2013 and led them to 22 wins from his 49 matches in charge, including a play-off success over Honduras to book his country’s spot at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

However, the fact that Australia did not do that directly raised doubts about Postecoglou’s future as manager, and he has even been linked with the vacant managerial role at Rangers in recent times.

And the Gers may have been given a huge boost should they wish to land the 52-year-old, as he has reportedly quit as Australia manager, bringing to a conclusion a four-year stint in charge of the Socceroos.

Thus, the door could well be open for Rangers to approach Postecoglou as their search for a new manager continues.

Landlord’s verdict: Rangers’ drawn-out search for a new manager is beginning to frustrate and anger our resident Gers fans in the Tavern, with it almost a month now since Pedro Caixinha was fired.

Ange Postecoglou has been one of many names linked with the vacant post at Ibrox in recent weeks, so news that he has resigned as manager of Australia, despite leading them to the 2018 World Cup, may be of huge interest to the Gers board.

The 52-year-old expressed his interest in the job a few weeks ago and his departure from the Socceroos may well give Rangers some food for thought.

But with it four years since Postecoglou has managed at club level, as well as no prior experience in Scottish football before, it remains to be seen whether he is their choice to replace Caixinha.

Rangers fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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