Rangers manager odds update: McInnes no longer favourite as McLeish now leads market

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

There is a new favourite in the betting for the next Glasgow Rangers manager, with a former Ibrox boss now at the top.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

There has been an interesting twist in Rangers' search for their next manager it seems, with Derek McInnes no longer the favourite with bookmaker Sky Bet to be the man to permanently succeed Pedro Caixinha at Ibrox.

McInnes seems to have been the odds-on favourite for most of the time since the Portuguese was dismissed by the Scottish Premiership side towards the end of last month.

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

There was a clear hint yesterday that the Dons boss arriving may not be as inevitable as it seemed as, while he remained the favourite, he was no longer odds-on, having drifted out to evens.

And now Sky Bet list McInnes as the 7/4 second favourite, and it is a familiar face who has replaced him at the top of the betting. 

Alex McLeish of Nottingham Forest looks on during the FA Cup with Budweiser Third Round match Nottingham Forest and Oldham Athletic at City Ground on January 5, 2013 in Nottingham, England.

Sky Bet now list Alex McLeish at 11/8 11 years after his first stint as Gers manager came to an end with two Scottish Premiership title, two Scottish Cups and two Scottish League Cups under his belt. 

With no current odds-on favourite, it would certainly be foolish to rule out some of the other contenders slightly further back. 

Current caretaker manager Graeme Murty is the third favourite at 11/2 little over 24 hours after he suffered his first defeat of his second temporary spell with Hamilton stunning the Light Blues at Ibrox. 

Meanwhile, Frank De Boer - who played under McLeish during his brief playing spell in Scotland - is just behind Murty in the market, with the Dutchman now listed at 6/1.

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