By Mike Slater

21st Nov, 2022 | 2:00pm

Rangers zero in on new manager with three names contacted by Ibrox board

Rangers are zoning in on their new manager to replace the sacked Giovanni van Bronckhorst already, according to The Fourth Official.

The online source has reported that the Ibrox board have already sent out feelers to Michael Beale, Kjetil Knutsen and Sean Dyche as contact is made already.

It is said that the hierarchy at the club want the change to be made as soon as possible, despite more applications being expected in the coming days.

Writing on their official Patreon page, The Fourth Official shared the news coming from their sources close to Rangers as change is coming.

“Having spoken with a couple of people with knowledge inside Rangers, it seems that the club have zeroed in on three names for now,” they wrote.

“Michael Beale, Kjetil Knutsen and Sean Dyche are the three names that the club have sent feelers to at this time. The expectation is that there will be more applications but the board wants to wrap this up soon.”

Favourite?

You would have to say it is Beale.

The former coach at Ibrox was an understudy to Steven Gerrard, but it was no secret that he was the mastermind behind that success with his methods.

Having said that, his management experience is limited and after a good start at Queens Park Rangers, things have slowly died off down in the Championship.

Does he have what it takes to go straight into the top job at Ibrox? It is certainly the deep end right now.

Things haven’t looked as bad for a long time and with the gap to Celtic in the Scottish Premiership already at nine points, there is no room to drop points after the World Cup.

Knutsen is the one name with genuine experience of winning leagues and upsetting the odds in Europe, with his name popping up quite often in England and Scotland now.

Then there is Dyche who has rarely been known for his free-flowing attacking football that will be demanded after the shocking scenes this season.

This is really picking up pace now.

In other Rangers news, Chris Jack has shared a backroom development after Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s sacking.