Rangers Make Significant Progress in Search for New Manager as Final Interviews Approach

In the quest to find a suitable successor for Michael Beale at Ibrox, Rangers’ Chief Executive, James Bisgrove, appears to be making significant progress. The club is gearing up for the final round of interviews set to commence on Monday, marking a crucial phase in their search for a new manager.

The managerial race at Ibrox has intensified in recent days, with a multitude of names emerging as potential replacements for Beale. Among those in the running are Pascal Jansen from AZ Alkmaar, Kevin Muscat, who manages Yokohama F. Marinos, Ryan Lowe of Preston, former football star Frank Lampard, Phillippe Clement, and Kilmarnock’s manager, Derek McInnes.

Rangers, it seems, are in no hurry to make a decision regarding their next appointment. Hence, the confirmation of senior player Davis as the interim manager, a role he will fulfill at least until the conclusion of the international break.

Interestingly, on October 4th, the Scottish Daily Mail (print edition, page 66) reported that Bisgrove opted not to travel to Cyprus for the defeat against Aris Limassol on October 5th. Instead, he remains dedicated to leading the search for a new manager.

According to the latest update from Sky Sports on October 6th, significant progress has been made in this pursuit, with one candidate already eliminated from consideration.

As reported by the British broadcaster on October 6th, Rangers are diligently working through a managerial shortlist that has been in development for several months. They are now poised to enter the final round of interviews starting on October 9th. This suggests that Bisgrove may already have a frontrunner in mind for the Ibrox managerial role.

Furthermore, it has been disclosed that Frank Lampard, the former Chelsea and Everton coach, is no longer under consideration as Beale’s replacement. Instead, the likes of Clement, Jansen, and Muscat are now widely regarded as viable options for Rangers.

The Rangers board is diligently exploring various options as part of the club’s succession planning process. Although it may seem that they have yet to pinpoint a successor, it is evident that they have already outlined the desired candidate profile and playing style for Ibrox, which is of paramount importance at this stage.