Rangers fans react as Aitor Karanka becomes second favourite for Ibrox post

Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesbrough looks on during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Middlesbrough at Bet365 Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Could Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers be about to make a move for Aitor Karanka?

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...

Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to comment after Aitor Karanka surged into the 6/1 second favourite on Sky Bet to become Pedro Caixinha's successor at Ibrox.

It has been more than a month since the Gers had a permanent manager in place, with the Portuguese being sacked after their Scottish Premiership draw with Kilmarnock in October.

Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesbrough looks on during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Middlesbrough at Bet365 Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England.

It seems that most names who could possibly be available have been linked with the post at some stage, but there has been an interesting twist in the betting market, with Sky Bet now listing Karanka at 6/1 - and at one stage listing him at 3/1 - despite the Spaniard barely featuring amongst the bookies' contenders since the market opened.

Given how many managers have been linked, it is no surprise that the Gers fans who have taken to social media are refusing to get too carried away with the links - but it appears that they would generally be pleased if the Spaniard did end up getting the job.

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.

Karanka did a good job during his time at Middlesbrough, taking them to the Premier League in his final full season at the Riverside Stadium, so he may be a decent appointment if he looks at the Ibrox job as something he can build with.

So while it seems that the Light Blues fans may not be getting too carried away until there are actual links rather than just interesting odds, it seems that if Karanka did get the job, there would be some support for him.

Here is the best of the reaction...

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