Graeme Murty has become second favourite for new Rangers’ manager for the first time with the latest odds showing the ex-Scotland international is now 3/1 as lead candidate Derek McInnes’ odds continue to fall.
The Dons’ chief has gone from 1/7 favourite in the past 48 hours to 4/7 which is a huge reduction and it appears now only a matter of time before the ex-Rangers player loses his place at the top and slides down entirely.
Meanwhile Rangers’ caretaker boss finds himself quietly gathering momentum, shifting up from fourth favourite to second in the matter of around 24 hours.
It marks quite a shift for a man who few gave a real shout of getting the gig permanently, but his performances with the media have shown savvy while the team has equally produced and that has gone a long way.
As for now fourth favourite Michael O’Neill, the Scottish FA’s approach has significantly hurt his odds, and he has fallen in the reckoning, while Feyenoord’s chief Giovanni Van Bronckhorst has also slipped away to third favourite.
It is starting to look more and more like Murty and his assistant Jonatan Johansson will indeed get the gig for the rest of the season while the Rangers board decides on the long-term solution for the club.
Whether fans would be happy with this outcome is another matter.