Rangers next manager odds: Ian Cathro becomes second favourite, McCall drifting again

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Rangers are nearing a decision over who their new manager will be - what do the bookmakers think?

Rangers have a big decision to make this month, as chairman Dave King will look to appoint a long-term manager at Ibrox ahead of the new season.

The 6-1 aggregate defeat to Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership play-off final means Rangers will be playing in the Scottish Championship again next season, which has put Stuart McCall's position in doubt.

The 50-year-old arrived on a short-term deal in March, but is now out of contract - and facing the exit as Rangers consider other options.

Here is what the bookmakers think of the race to become the next Rangers boss, with odds compiled by Oddschecker...

Odds shortening

28-year-old Scottish coach Ian Cathro left his position as assistant manager at Valencia this afternoon, and the bookmakers have responded by making him a 6/4 second favourite. Despite his youth, Cathro could be an interesting choice for Rangers, given that he is a highly-rated coach in Europe.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes used to play for Rangers, and has seen his odds shorten to 7/4 today - despite taking the Dons to second place in the Scottish Premiership this season. It would be a huge surprise to see McInnes move on this summer, but the lure of Ibrox could play into McInnes' decision.

Odds lengthening

The aforementioned McCall remains an option for Dave King, but the odds don't reflect well for him. McCall has today drifted out to as far as 8/1, with Rangers seemingly heading in a different direction - despite McCall's solid showing as manager already.

Another former Rangers player, Billy Davies, has long been seen as an outsider in the race to become Rangers manager, and is now a long shot. Odds as long as 16/1 can now be had on the former Nottingham Forest boss, suggesting he is well out of the race now.

The favourite

As has been the case for some time now, ex-Brentford boss Mark Warburton remains the favourite - despite a slight drift in his odds today. The 52-year-old not only guided the Bees to promotion from League One in 2014, but also took Brentford to the Championship play-offs earlier this year. A structural change at Griffin Park has made Warburton available, and he is the odds-on favourite to land the job at Ibrox.

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