By Mike Slater

15th Nov, 2021 | 2:30pm

Rangers manager appointment could be delayed until end of week after Monday coach announcement

Rangers appointing their new manager may be delayed until the end of the week, according to the Daily Record.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst remains the clear frontrunner to take charge at Ibrox, replacing Steven Gerrard who left last week.

The Bears confirmed an interim management team to take charge of training this morning, something that suggests nothing is imminent.

Writing in their live blog throughout the day, it was suggested that things could have changed this morning.

“Two more men are in the frame,” they wrote.

“As for the other? That’s the mystery candidate, and noises from Rangers suggest it’s someone who hasn’t yet been touted in the public eye.

“An appointment should be expected fairly quickly, but the fact that the Ibrox side have thrown an interim management team together – headed by Jermain Defoe and B-team boss David McCallum – suggests it may not be until later in the week.”

Pushed back.

If van Bronckhorst was as close to the job as expected, surely he and his team would be moving to Glasgow as we speak and putting plans in place.

Instead, David McCallum, Brian Gilmour, Jermain Defoe and Colin Stewart are taking training today and for as long as needed.

Those four will be putting plans in place for the crucial semi-final against Hibernian on Sunday as we remain on course for more silverware this season.

Van Bronckhorst or whoever else is appointed will join up immediately and likely keep those four in their plans at first given their work this week.

Hopefully, this is sorted sooner rather than later with Wilson clearly leaving no stone unturned on his hunt for the next man in charge.

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