As you can imagine, much of the talk amongst the Rangers fans here in the Transfer Tavern naturally centres around the club’s search for a new manager. Though the uncertainty is never nice, at least Pedro Caixinha is no longer around.
Obviously, considering the nature of the club, a raft of names are always likely to be linked with the vacant gig at Ibrox and reports from Sky Sports shed more light on that matter. According to their report, Mark Allen has drawn a shortlist of candidates to hand to the board and the club’s search is reportedly likely to head into next week.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is understood to be the first choice, though no approach is yet thought to have been made by the Light Blues, while other names touted for the job – such as Steve McClaren – aren’t believed to be under serious consideration by Allen.
After messing up the Caixinha appointment, the Rangers fans propping up our bar are just hoping for a positive resolution soon rather than later.
The pressure is on Mark Allen, so it’s unclear as to why no approach has been made for McInnes. Clearly the best candidate, perhaps one is coming, though the dragging would suggest other options are in play right now.
Rangers simply cannot afford to lose more ground.