Dave King explains what specific type of manager he wants to appoint at Rangers

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Dave King and his consortium finally control Rangers - and he is already setting about the process of appointing a new manager.

Dave King has told the Rangers official website that he's looking for a very specific type of manager to lead the team in the coming years.

King and his consortium finally wrestled control of Rangers on Friday, and now plans have to be made for the club's future.

Manager Ally McCoist resigned back in December, and his replacement Kenny McDowall has also handed in his resignation, but remains in charge while he serves his 12-month notice period.

That means a new manager will be needed at Ibrox either now or in the summer, with bookmakers already pricing up odds for who the next boss could be.

The likes of Billy Davies, Stuart McCall and Alex McLeish all feature at the top of the market, but King told the Rangers official website that he's looking for a certain type of manager to help Rangers through their struggles.

"My personal thought is that at this stage in the club’s history we need less of a manager and much more of a coach," said King. "We’re not going to go and buy a new team and tell someone to come and manage them, we need someone of a different set of skills to come in and build and develop and bring youngsters through so it’s an important position and we have to be very careful."

"It’s a long road ahead and I think it takes a different type of manager. We’re not going to bring in a Dick Advocaat and say ‘we have a winning team you just have to manage it’ it’s a very different thing and we have to be smart about the individual we get in," he added.

Advocaat famously led Rangers from 1998 to 2001, winning two league titles in a successful spell at Ibrox - and is in fact currently a free agent having left his post as Serbia manager in November.

However, King suggests that he wants a coach who can bring the most out of young players, which appears to suit two particular managers; Ian Cathro and the aforementioned McCall.

Cathro is currently assistant manager at Valencia, but the Scot has been linked with a move to Rangers for some time now, and at just 28 years old, he would be a bold choice - but one that fits in with what King wants.

Meanwhile, McCall, 50, is a former Rangers player who impressed as manager of Motherwell recently, where a number of young players have developed and moved on to bigger things - such as Darren Randolph, Shaun Hutchinson, Chris Humphrey, Jamie Murphy and even Rangers' very own Nicky Law.

Both would fit the bill for Rangers, and King will be looking to get the process started as soon as possible as his reign in charge at Ibrox begins.

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