Charlie Adam says Derek McInnes would be excellent for Rangers

Charlie Adam of Stoke City shoots during the Premier League match between Watford and Stoke City at Vicarage Road on October 28, 2017 in Watford, England.

Stoke City and former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam backs Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes for the Ibrox managerial job.

Charlie Adam of Stoke City during the Premier League match between Watford and Stoke City at Vicarage Road on October 28, 2017 in Watford, England.

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has told Sky Sports that Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes would be an excellent managerial appointment for Rangers.

Rangers are on the lookout for a new permanent manager following the departure of Pedro Caixinha due to a run of disappointing results in the Scottish Premiership.

According to The Sunday Post, Rangers are set to announce McInnes as their new manager this week.

It has been reported that the Gers have the finance to meet the £800,000 compensation payment to secure the services of McInnes and his assistant Tony Docherty.

Stoke midfielder Adam, who was on the books of Rangers from 2003 until 2009, believes that McInnes would be an excellent managerial appointment for the Ibrox outfit.

Charlie Adam of Stoke City arrives at the stadium prior to during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Middlesbrough at Bet365 Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Stoke on Trent,...

“Well, it looks like Derek McInnes will get it, good appointment if it happens,” Adam told Sky Sports when asked who he thinks will get the Rangers managerial job.

“I think he has taken Aberdeen as far as he can, and he would be an excellent appointment."

Former Rangers and Aberdeen attacking midfielder Barry Nicholson has backed McInnes for the managerial role at Ibrox as well.

The 39-year-old has also given his take on Caixinha, who replaced Mark Warburton at Rangers in March 2017.

Derek McInnes Manager of Aberdeen during the Brechin City v Aberdeen - Pre Season Friendly, at Glebe Park on July 23, 2017 in Brechin, Scotland.

“Whoever goes in at Ibrox has a tough job on his hands,” Nicholson told The Daily Record. “I was at the Sheffield Wednesday friendly in the summer and spoke to a few of the Rangers boys. I got the impression they liked Pedro but for whatever reasons things didn’t work out.

"It happens but in their search for a new manager Derek simply has to be near the top of the list. There will be hundreds of names getting thrown at the board right now but he must be worth a shout.”

Rangers are fourth in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 24 points from 12 matches, six points behind leaders and Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Meanwhile, Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean has urged the club’s fans not to be hard on Rangers summer signing Ryan Jack on Thursday evening.

Defensive midfielder Jack, who left Aberdeen to join Rangers in the summer transfer window, is set to feature for Scotland against the Netherlands at the Pittodrie Stadium.

“I would like to think Jacko would get a good reception, though he knows he won’t get that from everyone,” McLean told The Scottish Sun. “It wasn’t great when he left, but he served the club well, he was club captain and he won a cup with us.”

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