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Rangers 'will' make McInnes approach TODAY as surprise second-favourite emerges

But there is a surprise new second-favourite

Reports suggest that Rangers could finally make a formal approach to Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes today (Monday).

The Scot has been the favourite to take over as the next permanent manager at Ibrox since Pedro Caixinha left the role last month. McInnes' odds are now as low as 1/6 on Paddy Power while the Express have claimed that the approach will be made.

The long-lasting speculation without movement has angered the 46-year-old, who has seen his side lose successive fixtures against the Gers, surrendering second spot in the Premiership table into the bargain.

"I made my position clear a few weeks ago and this has been ongoing," said the 46-year-old. "It just feels as if it has dragged on and on. I'm not happy with how things have played out.

"I know the Press have a job to do and must be getting fed some sort of stuff, so there has been plenty of encouragement to run stories.

"Everybody seems to be in the know and every other day there is someone giving an opinion on my future and what Rangers are doing. It's not been as straightforward as it should have been the last few weeks."

And just hours after those words, the Gers are reportedly ready to act on their long-speculated interest.

Meanwhile, a surprise second-favourite has emerged in the form of ex Rangers winger Neil McCann. The Dundee manager master-minded a 2-1 victory over the Light Blues last month and has since helped his side beat Ross County.

McCann's odds had been out at 40/1 but have now gone down to 9/2 second-favourite with SkyBet. McCann took charge of Dundee on an interim basis back in April and after securing their Premiership survival, was appointed on a full-time basis.

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