By Mike Slater

16th Nov, 2021 | 2:10pm

Wages & Budget likely to make Rangers move for Ronald Koeman unlikely

Rangers have been heavily linked with a move to appoint Ronald Koeman as their new manager at the start of this week.

The Dutchman has been tipped to “gazump” Giovanni van Bronckhorst to the role due to his close relationship with Ross Wilson.

The Daily Record has shut down those claims though early this afternoon, insisting a move for Koeman remains unlikely.

They have suggested in their live blog on Tuesday that wage and budget expectations make a move unlikely.

“It’s the rumour of the day but it appears a complete long shot – despite social media going into meltdown,” they wrote.

“Record Sport understands wage and budget expectations would make the former Barcelona boss a real long shot.

“This was the man who commanded a £7m salary at the Nou Camp – and that was before a pay cut.”

No chance.

Wages of even half that amount would surely be questioned by the Rangers board, so there is likely no chance of this happening.

Koeman struggled over in Spain, which compared to van Bronckhorst is the complete opposite given his success in Holland with Feyenoord.

Van Bronckhorst surely remains the overwhelming favourite, and was even expecting contact as early as yesterday regarding his positive talks over the weekend.

The Bears have posted significant losses this year already, and even with the compensation received for Steven Gerrard, this one looks out of our reach.

It is about reconsolidating and building on this success in the past couple of years, not just throwing money at it.

In other Rangers news, the official media partner of the club has shared if the new manager appointment will be made on Tuesday