Derek McInnes odds on to become new Rangers boss as Wright's odds go WAY out
What are the odds for the leading candidates?
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is now odds on to take over the hot-seat at Ibrox.
Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha was dismissed yesterday following the club's 1-1 Premiership draw at home to Kilmarnock on Wedensday evening and McInnes is now favourite to take over the job.
Northern Irishman Tommy Wright had looked like one of the leading candidates to become Caixinha's successor but his odds have now drifted out to as much as 25/1 with Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill now the leading NI man at 20/1.*
*Odds via Paddy Power
Here's a look at five of the leading candidates:
Derek McInnes 4/6
The Aberdeen manager is the stand-out domestic candidate after leading the Dons to three consecutive runners-up finishes, a League Cup trophy and two cup finals last season. But he signed a three-year contract in the summer after rejecting Sunderland’s advances and Rangers would have difficulty finding the cash and persuasive powers to prise him away from Pittodrie.
Alex McLeish 5/1
The former Gers boss was overlooked in March. His previous five-year stint spanned 2001 to 2006 and twice saw him guide the Glasgow outfit to last-day title wins as well as a pair of Scottish Cup triumphs and a hat-trick of League Cup wins. He also became the first manager to lead a Scottish side to the last 16 of the Champions League.
Frank de Boer 8/1
The former Rangers defender will have been chastened by his four-match spell in charge of Crystal Palace and be looking for a more stable job than a club with the financial question marks that remain over Ibrox. Capturing De Boer would send out a signal of intent.
Billy Davies 11/1
A former Rangers player, Davies would relish the task of rebuilding the side and has emerged as an early favourite. The former Motherwell boss took Derby to the Premier League and both Preston and Nottingham Forest to the Championship play-offs but has now been out of work for three years.
Tommy Wright 25/1
The Rangers board might decide a manager with a proven track record in Scotland is exactly what they need. Former Lisburn Distillery and Ballymena United boss Wright, who played 31 times in goal for Northern Ireland, has led Saints to a Scottish Cup triumph, top-six finishes in each of his four full seasons in charge plus several European adventures.
Other notable names
Ex England boss Sam Allardyce is available at 16/1, David Moyes and Martin Jol at 20/1 while Harry Redknapp and Patrick Vieira are at 25/1. Claudio Ranieri is available at 33/1 and a certain Alex Ferguson at 66/1.
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