Alan Stubbs: Rangers need a manager like Celtic's Brendan Rodgers

Hibernian Manager Alan Stubbs lifts the cup during the Scottish Cup Final between Rangers and Hibernian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers boss Graeme Murty is unlikely to remain in the Ibrox hotseat beyond the end of the season.

Alan Stubbs the manager of Rotherham United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Rotherham United at Ewood Park on September 17, 2016 in Blackburn,...

Former Celtic defender Alan Stubbs has told The Scotsman that he believes Rangers need to appoint a manager in the same ilk as Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers is closing in on a second successive treble as manager at Celtic, as the Hoops remain 10 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership. Their 4-0 drubbing of Rangers also sees them qualify for the Scottish Cup final.

With the League Cup final already in the bag, former Liverpool manager Rodgers is close to landing six trophies in two years north of the border and his excellent work has even seen him linked with a move to Arsenal.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on April 22, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Graeme Murty's future at Ibrox beyond the end of the season looks all but over after failing to stop Celtic from completing another treble, and Stubbs reckons a man like Rodgers is required at Rangers.

“That seems to be a fundamental criteria they are looking for in the next manager,” Stubbs said. “Brendan came in to Celtic with an aura about him which, straightaway, commanded a huge amount of respect in the dressing room without even getting on the grass.

“That’s where Rangers have to get to. That same type of appointment – whether he is British or foreign. The most important thing for Rangers is that they have to get this next appointment right."

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on April 21, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The likes of Preston North End's Alex Neil, Kilmarnock's Steve Clarke and even Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard have been linked to what is set to be a vacant post at the end of the season.

Murty, 43, perhaps has one more chance to save his job at Ibrox this Sunday, as the Gers travel across Glasgow to Celtic Park to face Rodgers' side for the final Old Firm derby of the season.

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