Rangers manager odds update: Derek McInnes now 1/5 favourite

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

The bookmakers clearly believe that Glasgow Rangers' appointment of their new manager may be imminent and there is one person for the Ibrox post.

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Rangers' search for their new manager appears to be reaching a conclusion - or at least, that is what appears to be the case when you look at the betting odds being offered by Sky Bet.

The Gers parted company with former boss Pedro Caixinha towards the end of last month after a poor run of form that saw the Light Blues beaten in the Scottish League Cup semi-final and fall off the pace in the Scottish Premiership.

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

BBC Sport reported shortly after the Portuguese's departure that Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes was emerging as the preferred candidate for the job - and Sky Bet have listed the former Rangers midfielder at the top of the market virtually since the moment Caixinha's departure was announced.

But it appears that an end for Rangers' search may be in sight. McInnes has moved from 4/6 to 1/5 on Sky Bet over the last 24 hours, seemingly hinting that a breakthrough may be on the horizon.

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

A further indication that McInnes is not only in the driving seat, but probably the only person in the car, comes when you look at the other contenders' odds.

Graeme Murty has gone from 9/2 to 7/1, Steve McClaren has drifted from 7/2 to 10/1, while Alan Pardew is now listed at 14/1, and another former Rangers player Giovanni van Bronckhorst has moved into the very periphery of contention at 16/1 having not been a prominent face in the betting until this point. 

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