With Mark Warburton speculation is rampant over who takes over and becomes the 15th permanent manager in the club’s history. Former Rangers boss Alex McLeish is the bookies favourite to replace the Englishman but there are a number of options available to the Rangers hierarchy. Interim boss Graeme Murty could even see the season out but it's still far from clear who will be the next Rangers boss so we've taken a look at who the bookies think could replace Warburton.
58-year-old McLeish was Rangers manager from 2001-2006, replacing Dick Advocaat, going on to win two league titles, two Scottish Cups and three League Cups before stepping down at the end of the 2005/06 season. The former Scotland defender also led the club to the last 16 of the Champions League but would suffer some of the worst form in the clubs history. Since leaving Rangers McLeish has managed Scotland, Birmingham City, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Belgian’ Genk and Egyptian Premier League side Zamalek
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Another ex-Ger, de Boer made 17 appearances for the Light Blues in 2004, the Dutch icon was most recently Inter Milan manager but was sacked after only 85 days at the San Siro. Starting his coaching career at Ajax de Boer would be part of the Dutch technical staff at the 2010 World Cup before taking caretaker charge of Ajax in December that year. The 46-year-old would go on to lift a record four successive Eredivisie titles before resigning last summer.
The third ex-Ger on the list Billy Davies came through the ranks at Ibrox, making a handful of appearances between 1981 and 1984. Rumours of Davies’ appointment have been poorly received by Rangers fans on social media and the former Motherwell, Preston, Derby and Nottingham Forest boss would have a job on his hands just winning over the Rangers support. To date Davies has yet to win any honours as a manager (unless you count the play-offs) and has been unemployed since his second stint at Forest ended acrimoniously.
The first, and only, manager on our list who hasn’t been at Rangers previously. Wright has done a good job at St. Johnstone since taking over from Steve Lomas in 2013. Guiding the Saints to their first ever Scottish Cup win has seen Wright become a hero at McDiarmid Park and with them continuing to do well under the Northern Irishman they may be reluctant to part with their manager.
The final name on our list, the Aberdeen boss has been linked with the manager’s job at Ibrox before but with his Dons side fighting it out with Rangers for second place they might be another club who aren’t willing to do business with the Gers. McInnes led Aberdeen to a League Cup triumph in 2013/14 before finishing second in the league last season and also took St. Johnstone to the First Division title in 2009.