Barak Bakhar crashes out of Rangers manager hunt as club intensify search
Barak Bakhar will consider his position in the summer and that rules him out for the vacant managerial job at Rangers, as reported by Football Scotland.
The Maccabi Haifa man has a contract at the club until 2024, and he is likely to consider his situation in Israel at the end of the current season.
Rangers sacked Giovanni van Bronckhorst on Monday (21 November) after a poor run of results, and as per the Daily Record (live blog; 7.03 am), Ross Wilson and his team want the managerial hunt to be rigorous, starting today.
The 43-year-old manager was one of the first names linked to the role as he holds an impressive record in the Israeli Premier League.
He won the Israeli league title last season and has lifted the trophy five times with both Haifa and Hapoel Be’er Sheva. Bakhar is a serial winner, and his side could lift the trophy again, as Haifa are currently four points clear at the top of the league.
Wilson wants a new manager to be placed before the New Year, but Bakhar is highly unlikely to be considered as he doesn’t want to leave his position now.
The Bears trail Celtic by nine points and a massive rebuilding needs to be done. The club must appoint the right candidate, and they should do thorough research before appointing someone.
The likes of Michael Beale and Steven Gerrard have been mentioned, while some hitherto unknown foreign managers have been linked in the past 24 hours. The next few days are absolutely crucial.
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