The Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern were really rather happy chappies yesterday following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha. While it’s never nice to see a manager losing his job, the Portuguese hadn’t covered himself in glory at all during his seventh month stay in Glasgow.
With that in mind, our local Light Blues are discussing potential replacements for him and, according to the Scottish Sun, the club themselves aren’t looking very far from home in that regard. Indeed, Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is understood to be a top target amongst those atop the marble staircase.
A former Gers player, McInnes was touted as a potential successor to Mark Warburton, though remained in the Granite City and snubbed a move to Sunderland over the course of the summer. Said to cost around £1.5m if Rangers want to get him out of his deal at Pittodrie, club chiefs are thought to be ready to pay that, after gambling on their last appointment.
Rangers obviously can’t afford to get this one wrong after Caixinha proved to be a relative nightmare, so McInnes certainly is the sensible option right now. Few would doubt the fact that the Gers’ ceiling is an awful lot higher than Aberdeen’s, so he may be tempted.