Showing posts with label Derek McInnes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Derek McInnes. Show all posts

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Management race; Rangers on verge of having new favourite

As with recent momentum, having at one point being 1/7 for Rangers manager, as we suggested in recent days, Derek McInnes has now slipped wildly back to 6/4 to enter into odds against while ex-Rangers manager Alex McLeish has now entered serious territory with only a fraction longer than the Aberdeen chief, at 7/4.

As we brought you recently, the increased support for McLeish has materialised significantly over the past few days, and while many fans would be happy with this appointment, some would not.

This managerial race has been blown wide open and we are starting to get more than a touch concerned at the lack of apparent strategy shown by the board.

In short, their silence on this topic apart from one incredibly vague statement has been conspicuous, and we have noticed more than a few rumblings of discontent among the fanbase over their recent actions and indeed general running of the club.

Meanwhile McInnes’ case to become Rangers manager took yet another dent yesterday with a poor result at Pittodrie against his increasing nemesis Motherwell and the ex-St Johnstone boss reportedly sideswerved the post-match media duties entirely.

The top four candidates (at the time of writing) remain:

McInnes (6/4), McLeish (7/4), Murty (11/2), Frank de Boer (8/1)

It is anyone’s guess.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Rangers target dismisses current club and says Rangers are 'massive'...

In his pleas for Ryan Jack not to be booed playing for Scotland tonight, Aberdeen midfielder and Rangers target Kenny McLean has inadvertently admitted Aberdeen are not a big club.

The 25 year old engine room man was the subject of huge speculation this summer, and with his rejection of a new deal confirmed and his departure in January or next summer assured, the midfielder has not only indirectly conceded Aberdeen are ‘small time’, but given a subtle hint of where he will be next year by praising Rangers’ size.

Who should be Rangers' new manager?

It’s safe to say the 2017-18 campaign hasn’t gone exactly according to plan for Rangers. The legendary Scottish side are currently sitting just fourth in the league table on 24 points through 12 games played. Despite having signed Pedro Caixinha to a three-year deal to manage the club back in March, Rangers dismissed their new manager after just 229 days on the job.

Caixinha was sacked after a discouraging 1-1 draw against 10th-place Kilmarnock, in late October, and he became the shortest-tenured manager in the decorated history of the club with his firing. Surrendering a 1-0 lead by coughing up a goal five minutes into second half stoppage time was the final straw for Caixinha with the club.

Rangers legend now in the mix for manager position

A lot of punters have been raising the name Giovanni Van Bronckhorst in relation to the vacant Rangers gig, and it appears the ex-Rangers star and current Feyenoord manager has become a strong favourite in the hunt to succeed Pedro Caixinha.

The Dutch master had a fantastic time at Ibrox, fondly remembered by all fans as a powerhouse midfielder with an eye for goal and that stunning winner in Monaco typified the brilliance from Dick Advocaat in shelling out the £5M for the former Arsenal and Barcelona regular.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The three-way division of the new Rangers manager

With all the names in the Rangers hat for the new manager, there appears a slight three way division emerging in the candidates.

A division, it must be said, that has mostly been created by fans, this site included, with regards the ‘qualities’ of the individual.

The main division seems to be ‘knows SPL and/or Rangers’ v ‘foreigner’.

But the third one is ‘British’.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Rangers' managerial rumour mill; the latest

Wow. If we thought the summer window was crazy for incoming and outgoing, autumn’s manager circus has come pretty close.

After Rangers did the right thing and relieved Pedro Caixinha of his services 10 days ago (feels like longer, no?) there has been something of a scrum with relation to the vacant position, and Ibrox Noise will (try) to sift through the mayhem and make some sense of it all.

When the Portuguese departed the Marble Staircase, the early favourite was Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes. That remains the case but as time has gone on and the reported near-million compensation package has emerged, his odds have lengthened a tad and while he remains odds-on, and the only contender to have been so, it does not look like the sure thing it did.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Rangers: "No preferred candidate"

Rangers have today via unofficial channels dismissed press reports of interest in England’s Steve McClaren, and claimed Derek McInnes is not the preferred choice.

In a lengthy statement, the club have seemingly namedropped a number of the mentioned candidates, including McInnes, McClaren, David Moyes and Billy Davies, and stated that there is in fact no number one contender right now and all press comments to the contrary are wildly inaccurate.

Are Rangers taking a big risk on Steve McClaren?

Sky Sources have today claimed not only is former England manager Steve McClaren interested in taking over at Rangers, but that Rangers have opened informal talks with the former Twente boss.

The reaction is mixed at best, with McClaren having no knowledge of either the SPL or crucially Rangers, making him a potentially risky punt in light of his lack of success with big clubs and the national side.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Rangers fail in pursuit of number one managerial target: report

A national publication has tonight claimed Rangers have failed in their attempts to secure Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes, and have instead turned their attentions firmly to ex-England boss Steve McClaren, as we discussed on the site only yesterday.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Managerial target refuses to reject Rangers' interest

Derek McInnes has continued to fail to dismiss the Rangers interest, fanning the flames of speculation that he is genuinely interested in taking the top job in Govan.

Speaking in his club’s pre-match presser, McInnes again struggled to come close to saying he was not interested in the Rangers job, once again stating the facts that his job is at Pittodrie and he is not bothered about speculation:

Is it a three-horse race for Rangers' manager?

Only 24 hours ago it looked a sure thing that Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes would be the new Rangers manager. Many sources appeared convinced by it, but events of the past 12 have seen former Manchester United manager David Moyes emerge as a surprise and serious contender alongside ex-Crystal Palace chief Alan Pardew.

Indeed, the latter two have seen their odds absolutely tumble and while McInnes remains the odds-on favourite, the emergence of Moyes in particular is a very curious development and the continuation of apparent interest in Pardew makes this management race more interesting by the minute.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Ex-BT Sport man calls Rangers 'a mess'.

Formerly highly-respected and balanced Scottish football commentator Derek Rae has apparently succumbed to the need for the Scottish media to attack all things Rangers and joined in, calling Rangers a ‘mess’ and suggesting Derek McInnes would be ‘stupid’ to move to Ibrox.

The 50 year old is a well-known Dons fan, but gained a great deal of admiration from all sections of Scottish football for his balanced views with regards the game, and ability to remove himself from his support for all things Pittodrie and praise and criticise all of the game when fair and proper to do so.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

A 'free pass' at Ibrox

One of the biggest debating points when a team appoints a new manager, or is on the verge of doing so, is how long to give the new man before forming genuine opinions about their chances of success.

When Rangers appointed Mark Warburton, we were all extremely happy and appeared justified in that with his first two months in charge. It was not till he got tactically out-thought by both Dumbarton then destroyed by St Johnstone inside four days that the doubts crept in.

When his successor was named as Pedro Caixinha, many fans knew it was the wrong man from the start. And while his debut v Hamilton went well enough, it became apparent even during his second match (that dismal draw at home to then-bottom feeding Motherwell) that those doubts were well-founded.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Rangers' manager search; a done deal?

Speculation has grown today that Rangers have chosen their new manager and the appointment is as good as a done deal, sources claim.

Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes is said to be the new manager, with Rangers reportedly paying the compensation required to sever the Dons chief from his contract, and the announcement seemingly being in due course.