Rumour Mill: Rangers next manager to be British | Dave King hands-on in search | Caixinha ‘most embarrassing’ Ibrox boss

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Rangers will limit their managerial shortlist to British coaches, Dave King will take a greater role in the search for a new boss, and Chris Sutton believes Pedro Caixinha was possibly the most embarrassing coach in Rangers’ history.

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Rangers chairman Dave King. Picture: SNS

Rangers chairman Dave King. Picture: SNS

Rangers to search for British coach

Rangers will limit the candidates to replace Pedro Caixinha as manager of the club to British coaches only. The board wish to appoint someone who already understands the pressures and demands of managing the Ibrox side, and somehow who’ll relish the challenge of trying to overhaul Celtic at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership. (Daily Record)

Dave King to be hands-on in search

Rangers chairman Dave King will take on a more hands-on role in the appointing of a new boss. King took a back seat the last time the Ibrox side appointed a head coach, when Pedro Caixinha replaced Mark Warburton. This time the South African-based businessman will have a greater say in the process. (The Times)

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McInnes the front-runner

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is said to be top of the Rangers board’s wishlist for their new manager. The 46-year-old previously stated he wasn’t interested in the job when linked with it earlier this year, and has since signed a contract extension with Aberdeen. However, further defeats to Celtic and another exit from the Europa League qualifiers may convince McInnes he’s taken the Dons as far as he can. (Daily Mail)

- Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis is desperate for his manager to remain at Pittodrie for the long-term. (Daily Express)

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Sutton slams Caixinha

Chris Sutton has labelled Pedro Caixinha “probably the most embarrassing manager in the history of Rangers Football Club”. The ex-Celtic star and BT Sport pundit dubbed the Portuguese coach a “class clown” and “walking talking contradiction”. He also believes the Rangers officials who were responsible for interviewing Pedro should not be allowed to conduct the search this time around. (Daily Record)

- Chris Sutton has described Celtic star Kieran Tierney as the best home-grown left-back in Britain. (Daily Record)

Berra rejected Rangers

Rangers’ summer interest in signing Christophe Berra was instantly rebuffed by the player, who revealed how he was determined to return to formative club Hearts. He explained today that he had no intention of moving to Ibrox or anywhere else because he planned all along to end his career back at Tynecastle. (Edinburgh News)

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Levein aims swipe at Bartley

Hearts manager Craig Levein has had a pop at Marvin Bartley after the Hibernian player derided his Tynecastle midfield counterpart Ross Callachan in the wake of Tuesday night’s derby. While players from every side have been known to use social media to goad rival clubs, the personal nature of Bartley’s tweet, asking his 15,300 followers “Who is this Ross they talk of? I’m guessing he was injured today”, was considered a bit naughty, given the fact there had been no obvious provocation from the Hearts player himself. (The Scotsman)

Wright blasts Mackay

Tommy Wright has accused Malky Malky and the SFA of lacking courtesy after leaving Callum Davidson sweating about his future with the national team. The St Johnstone assistant was a coach on Gordon Strachan’s backroom staff, but does not know whether he’ll be in charge for next month’s friendly against the Netherlands. His boss at McDiarmid Park criticised Mackay’s handling of the situation. (Daily Record)

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