James Tavernier gives verdict on Derek McInnes

General view outside the stadium prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers reportedly want to bring Derek McInnes from Aberdeen to Ibrox as a replacement for the departed Pedro Caixinha.

James Tavernier of Rangers controls the ball during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers defender James Tavernier has suggested to The Daily Record that Derek McInnes would be a good managerial appointment for the club.

According to The Daily Record, Rangers are interested in appointing Aberdeen boss McInnes as their new manager.

The Gers are looking for a new permanent boss following the recent departure of Pedro Caixinha.

McInnes is a former Rangers player and has done a wonderful job at Aberdeen, who are arguably the second best ‘team’ in the Scottish Premiership at the moment.

Aberdeen may not be able to compete with Celtic for the league title, but the Dons are good enough to challenge for the runners-ups spot season after season.

Rangers right-back Tavernier, 26, has given his verdict on Aberdeen manager McInnes.

James Tavernier of  Rangers goes close to scoring a second goal during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on...

“He has done a great job up there at Aberdeen and knows the league very well,” Tavernier told The Daily Record when asked about McInnes.

“I can’t really talk about the position but he is a manager that stands out in the Premiership. He knows Rangers as well. It is up to the board.”

Derek McInnes Manager of Aberdeen during the Brechin City v Aberdeen - Pre Season Friendly, at Glebe Park on July 23, 2017 in Brechin, Scotland.

Aberdeen are second in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 26 points from 11 matches, just a point behind leaders Celtic.

Meanwhile, Rangers currently find themselves fourth in the standings with 21 points, a point behind third-placed Hibernian, who have played a game more.

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