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The one major problem with Rangers re-appointing Alex McLeish

Alex McLeish of Nottingham Forest is presented to the fans prior to the npower Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace at City Ground on December 29, 2012 in...

Alex McLeish is being tipped to return as Rangers manager.

Alex McLeish of Nottingham Forest is presented to the fans prior to the npower Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace at City Ground on December 29, 2012 in...

Alex McLeish is closing in on a return to Rangers as manager.

Bookies Ladbrokes have suspended betting on McLeish replacing Pedro Caixinha at Ibrox.

McLeish would be a potentially very sensible appointment for the Gers, given their need to steady the ship.

He has been at the club before, winning two league titles, and as HITC Sport wrote a fortnight ago, he was the obvious choice.

Manager Alex McLeish of Glasgow Rangers celebrates their victory with the trophy during the Tennant's Scottish FA Cup Final match between Dundee United and Glasgow Rangers on May 31, 2003...

The one major problem for the Gers is the amount of time it has taken to come to the conclusion that McLeish is Rangers' best option.

They were previously linked to Derek McInnes, while names like Ante Postecoglou and Michel Preud'homme were also touted as options.

Caixinha was fired five weeks ago, and for the board to spend all this time looking for a successor and circling back to McLeish looks a little unimaginative.

There should be praise for due process, and not rushing into the wrong move, but when the right move is McLeish, it has to be asked why it took the board five weeks to realise it?

The lack of decisiveness does not reflect well on Rangers in general, and McLeish will have to show he was worth the wait.

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