By Mike Slater

13th Nov, 2021 | 4:10pm

Rangers impressed by Kjetil Knutsen & Alexander Blessin in new manager hunt

Rangers have identified two new potential managers in their hunt to replace Steven Gerrard this week at Ibrox.

The Daily Record has shared that Bodo Glimt boss Kjetil Knutsen and KV Oostende gaffer Alexander Blessin have caught the eye of Ross Wilson.

Unfortunately for them, it is suggested that although impressing Ibrox figures, it is less likely that someone without experience of the British game will be appointed.

Writing in the Daily Record, Scott Burns shared two brands new names that have been identified and impressed.

“There are a number of managers who have impressed sporting director Wilson,” he wrote.

“Bodo Glimt boss Kjetil Knutsen is one, with his unfancied side sitting top of the Norwegian top-flight, having recently dismantled Jose Mourinho’s Roma in the Europa Conference League.

“KV Oostende boss Alexander Blessin is another they are aware of because they took striker Fashion Sakala from there.”

Wow.

Knutsen is clearly the one name to watch out of these two given his amazing work over in Norway.

Not only is he working on a shoestring budget compared to the likes of Rosenborg and Molde, he has them sitting top of the table by five points.

As well as soaring in the league, Bodo/Glimt are also flying in Europe, taking four points from Jose Mourinho’s Roma this season already – smashing them 6-1 in the win.

Knutsen appears to have the perfect experience to lead the Bears into crucial games such as the upcoming Europa League clash agast Sparta Prague.

That looks unlikely though, with Giovanni van Bronckhorst most likely the next man in charge of the famous Bears, although these two are certainly ones to watch in the future.

In other Rangers news, Darrell Currell has mooted a potential Ross Wilson swoop to bring in this “incredible” manager at Ibrox