The week-long search for a manager since Steven Gerrard’s defection to Aston Villa concluded on Thursday evening as the Dutchman agreed to return to Ibrox but as speculation on Ross Wilson’s manager hunt ends, the next chapter begins with the rumour mill sweeping into transfer mode and touting potential targets for the new man in town.
Rangers then predictably dominate the headlines and gossip on Friday, November 19 but there is still a return of domestic football and the Premier Sports Cup semi-finals at Hampden this weekend.
1. Changing status
Hearts want to make Alex Cochrane's loan deal permanent, but must wait until the Seagulls' plans for the midfielder are known. His contract expires next summer (Edinburgh Evening News)
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2. Age old issue
One of Giovanni van Bronckhorst's tasks at Rangers will be lowering the average age in the first-team squad. The Ibrox playing staff includes veterans Steven Davis, Allan McGregor and Jermain Defoe (The Athletic)
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3. See you soon
Ronald de Boer has fuelled coaching rumours after sending Gio van Bronckhorst well wishes on his Rangers appointment. His former team-mate told the Dutchman he would 'see you soon' prompting some to suggest he could link up with Roy Mackaay in the backroom staff (Football Scotland)
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Ryan Hedges' contract situation at Aberdeen has fallen silent, leaving boss Stephen Glass with decisions to make in the January transfer window (Daily Record)
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