Former Bristol City manager Derek McInnes has been listed as the early favourite for the managerial vacancy at Glasgow giants Rangers by English Football League sponsors Sky Bet.
The Gers are currently looking for a new boss after sacking Pedro Caixinha on Thursday following a number of poor results.
Rangers were defeated 2-0 by Motherwell in a Betfred Cup Semi-Final at Hampden Park on Sunday before only recording a 1-1 draw with lowly Kilmarnock at Ibrox on Wednesday evening, a result which proved to be the final straw for the club’s board.
Speculation is already building regarding who will become the club’s new manager and it is Aberdeen boss McInnes who is the one with the most appeal according to English Football League sponsors Sky Bet. The 46-year-old has worked wonders during his time at Pittodrie with his Dons side having made second position in the Scottish Premiership table their own in recent seasons.
Mcinnes didn’t do as well when managing south of the border with Bristol City. The Scot spent 16 months in the managerial hot-seat at Ashton Gate but won just 17 of his 63 matches in charge of The Robins, playing his part in the club’s relegation from the Sky Bet Championship in 2012/2013.
Sunderland were linked with a move for McInnes in the summer however the Aberdeen boss opted to remain in his current role and his side are just three points behind Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic after 10 matches.