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Report: Rangers supremo Dave King and staff 'raging' over Ibrox snub

Rangers majority share holder Dave King is seen during the  Betfred League Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Motherwell at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers had expected Derek McInnes to replace Pedro Caixinha.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is seen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

This time last week it had seemed Derek McInnes' appointment at Rangers was inevitable despite the Glasgow club's initial approach being turned down by Aberdeen.

Rangers were then stunned by the McInnes' decision to stay put, and released a statement which veered towards being bizarre, confusing fans by talking about the 'concomitant risk' required by any potential manager.

Perhaps the best choice would have been to wait, as the Scottish Sun report Rangers' chairman Dave King was 'raging' at the snub.

Rangers majority share holder Dave King is seen during the  Betfred League Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Motherwell at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The report states: "McInnes delivered Rangers a crushing blow by deciding to pull out of a move to the club he supported as a boy – leaving Dave King and co raging."

McInnes was a boyhood Rangers fans and former player of the club, but he felt the timing was not right for him, and the Light Blues had contributed to that by letting the situation drag out for weeks after Pedro Caixinha was dismissed.

Pedro Caixinha attends a press conference as he is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on March 13, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

It is now seven weeks since Rangers fired Caixinha, and the club are back at square one.

Rangers had clearly felt like there was progress with McInnes, but it was always going to be hard to poach a rival boss mid-season, and they are paying the price for not having a plan B.

The Pedro Caixinha disaster appears to have scared them off taking a gamble on an unknown boss, but there are plenty of managers with experience in British football looking for jobs, including ex-Rangers managers like Alex McLeish.

 

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