Commons, who was on the books of Celtic from 2011 until the summer of 2017, has suggested that Rangers are not offering enough money for potential managers.
The former Nottingham Forest and Derby County attacking midfielder has also claimed that there is not much money for the new manager to spend in the January transfer window.
“If I'm a top manager who is looking for a job and I'm thinking about throwing my hat into the ring for the Rangers post, there are currently just too many negatives down one side of the piece of paper,” Commons wrote in The Daily Mail.
“The word is there's minimal money to spend on the team in January. There are players there who are already on huge wages and aren't performing.
“And, from what I'm hearing, many managers who would still be interested are being put off by the scale of the salary on offer.
“If you wrote it all down, and you had a good reputation to defend, you would be inclined to stay away.”
Rangers need to appoint a new permanent manager soon, as there is still time for the Gers to salvage the season.
The Ibrox outfit are not going to challenge for the Scottish Premiership title this season, but they can still finish second in the standings.
The Gers are fourth in the league table at the moment with 24 points from 13 matches, nine points behind leaders and Old Firm rivals Celtic and three points behind second-placed Aberdeen.