By Ibrox News Speaking to Tam McManus

21st Nov, 2022 | 12:10pm

Rangers will have new manager lined up with Sean Dyche and Ralph Hassenhuttl close with Ross Wilson - Pundit

We’re delighted to welcome Tam McManus as our exclusive Rangers columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Ibrox…

Tam McManus has insisted that Rangers must have their new manager lined up after it was confirmed that Giovanni van Bronckhorst was sacked on Monday 21 November.

The Dutchman was shown the exit door at Ibrox along with his staff with three weeks to find a replacement before Scottish Premiership action returns to Glasgow.

McManus believes that Ross Wilson may look to line up either Ralph Hassenhuttl or Sean Dyche, with both “big names” currently out of work.

“I think so, they must do,” he exclusively told Ibrox News.

“Obviously, I think Gio went back to Holland and the media reaction here was that he is going to get an opportunity to turn it around.

“We don’t hear private conversations but it appears clear now that there were talks ongoing over the past week or two about severance pay.

“So, I think they must have someone lined up, as I said, there are two big names out of jobs at the minute – Hassenhuttl, who has a very close relationship with Ross Wilson from Southampton, and Sean Dyche, who also worked with Ross at Watford, so there are links there.

“Michael Beale is a big one too, so whether one of those has been tempted remains to be seen, but I think they will be welcomed with open arms with open arms, Beale would cost compensation after paying off Van Bronckhorst and his staff, I’m not so sure about that one but I think they’ll maybe get someone who is out of a job right now.”

This decision is huge.

If a new manager is lined up, it would be no surprise if the announcement was made within days rather than weeks, as it did when Van Bronckhorst replaced Steven Gerrard.

All eyes are on Ibrox.

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