Aitor Karanka to Rangers would overshadow Brendan Rodgers at Celtic

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.

Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers have been linked with Aitor Karanka, and appointing him as the Gers manager would overshadow Brendan Rodgers’s arrival at Celtic in 2016.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka celebrates following the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Riverside Stadium on May 7, 2016 in...

Celtic made a huge statement of intent in the summer of 2016 when they appointed Brendan Rodgers as the manager, and Rangers can do something similar and perhaps even more if they secure the services of Aitor Karanka.

Rodgers arrived at Celtic Park with a strong reputation, having almost guided Liverpool to the Premier League title in 2013-14 and having worked with players such as Luis Suarez.

The former Swansea City boss has been a massive success at Celtic, much to the disappointment of the Rangers fans, who must be wondering how the team can compete with the Bhoys in the coming years.

Aitor Karanka, Manager of Middlesbrough walks off at half time during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Middlesbrough at Bet365 Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Stoke on Trent,...

The odds of Karanka becoming the new Rangers manager are 8/1, according to Sky Bet, and it is unlikely that the Gers will be able to meet the wage demands of the former Middlesbrough manager.

However, if the Ibrox outfit are able to convince the Spaniard to take the Ibrox managerial role, then it would overshadow the appointment of Rodgers at Celtic back in 2016.

Karanka is a former Real Madrid player and won La Liga and the Champions League with Los Blancos.

Manager of Celtic Brendan Rodgers looks on during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final at Hampden Park on October 21, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Following a distinguished playing career which also included featuring for Athletic Bilbao, the 44-year-old worked as an assistant manager at Madrid before being quite successful at Middlesbrough in England.

Appointing someone so distinguished and successful as the manager is going to make headline news, and for the right reasons.

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