By Daniel Feliciano

21st Nov, 2022 | 10:00pm

Rangers set for London talks as new manager meetings to take place in days - BBC

Rangers want to speak to at least four candidates for their vacant manager’s job after sacking Giovanni van Bronckhorst, according to the BBC.

The Gers sacked Van Bronckhorst on Monday morning (21 November) to bring an end to his year-long tenure at Ibrox, with the team sitting nine points behind Celtic in the SPFL table.

As the club look to bring in a new manager ahead of the season restarting after the World Cup, BBC reporter Kheredine Idessane says they are set to hold talks with a number of candidates in London over the next few days.

“Hearing Rangers FC want to speak to at least 4 candidates for the vacant manager’s job, with talks to take place in London over the next few days,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account (21 November).

Sean Dyche, Michael Beale, Steven Gerrard and Kjetil Knutsen have all been strongly linked, with the latter “definitely” a frontrunner for the position according to The Fourth Official.

Moving quickly

There are likely to be several interested parties in the job because it’s not every day that a job becomes available at a club the size of Rangers, but the board must move quickly.

Considering that they took their time to make a decision on Van Bronckhorst, you would assume that the club have already drawn up a shortlist of potential replacements at least and have now started working on getting one of them in.

Whether the names mentioned above are actually in the race or not is unknown with nothing official coming out, but if talks are to be held they’re likely to be held with free agents.

Dyche and Gerrard are both in that boat, while Beale is based in London and a compensation fee is already known for if they wanted to get him out of QPR and he was interested in a return.

It would be harder for Knutsen as he is currently employed in Norway with Bodo/Glimt, but whoever Rangers want they’re going to have to work quickly to give the new man as much time as possible with his new squad to try and turn over the deficit behind Celtic.

In other Rangers news, Graeme Souness has blasted Rangers as “fickle” for sacking GvB