KRIS COMMONS has warned the Rangers board that they have to ‘exhaust every avenue’ in their search to find the perfect candidate if they are to close the gap on a dominant Celtic.
“If the Ibrox board are actively speaking to people, looking at all the candidates and really going into the ins and outs before deciding upon their man, then you have to say they are doing it the right way. It’s too important to be rushed.”
Commons has been vocal in Rangers searching extensively in order to find the new man to lead the team forward, even if the think they’ve found the right man.
“I said previously that Rangers need to broaden their horizons.
“Yes, Derek is an obvious candidate and would likely make a fantastic appointment. But the board should also be looking at foreign managers and the full spectrum of available options.
“Just because Pedro was completely wrong, those possibilities can’t be closed off.”
Commons, who scored 91 goals in 226 appearances for Celtic, talked up McInnes as being that ideal candidate due to the work he’s done at Pittodrie. However, the compensation package that McInnes and his number two, Tony Docherty, is believed to be around the £1.2 million pound mark, could put Rangers off.
“Derek is rightly the bookmakers’ favourite because of the marvellous work he has done at Aberdeen. And I think this would be his dream job.
“But does he immediately tick every single box for the Ibrox directors? Maybe not.”