Report: Rangers' shortlist for next manager doesn't include Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Steve McClaren

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers' search for their new manager continues, with the Ibrox side drawing up a shortlist of potential candidates.

Feyenoord's Dutch head coach Giovanni Van Bronckhorst looks on before the UEFA Champion's League Group F football match Napoli vs Feyenoord Rotterdam on September 26, 2017 at the San Paolo...

According to a report from Sky Sports, the shortlist that Rangers Director of Football Mark Allen has put together for the Gers board to look at in their search for their next manager does not include either Giovanni van Bronckhorst or Steve McClaren.

The Light Blues are still looking for Pedro Caixinha's successor following the Portuguese's departure towards the end of last month, and Sky Sports reports it is unlikely that a decision will be made before next week.

Steve McClaren manager of Derby County looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Burton Albion at the iPro Stadium on February 21, 2017 in Derby, England

There appears to be some progress in their search however, with Sky Sports reporting that Allen has compiled a shortlist for the board members to consider - and one name on that list is Aberdeen's Derek McInnes.

However, the likes of van Bronckhorst and McClaren - who Sky Sports reports have been linked with the post - are not currently on the list, and that is also the case for Michel Preud'homme - according to the report.

Sky Sports adds that current caretaker Graeme Murty is likely to remain in charge of the team when they take on Hamilton in Scottish Premiership action following the international break. 

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

Though it is frustrating for Rangers fans, the board may feel that rushing into a decision may be a poor move as it would surely make it more likely that they will have to go through the whole process once again at some stage in the not too distant future.

Taking longer may prove detrimental to their hopes of catching the pace-setters in the top flight this season, but making sure that they have got the appointment right will undoubtedly benefit them in the long run.

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