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.
5. Harder to hold
Robbie Neilson has admitted that as John Souttar continues to impress, so too has the difficulty in keeping the defender - out of contract next year (The Scotsman)
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6. Referee call
Ange Postecoglou says his focus is on Celtic's football and not on referees, despite his chairman's comments this week. The Parkhead boss did however admit he would protect the interests of the club and raise referee decisions 'if I feel the need'. (The Scotsman)
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7. Patt on the back
Former Rangers right-back Alan Hutton says the current incumbent in the position for Scotland and at Ibrox has the 'world at his feet' as the 20-year-old is linked with a move to Aston Villa, like his previous boss Steven Gerrard. (Football Insider)
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8. van Bronckhorst's budget
The new Rangers manager must sell stars before recruiting his own men, according to a Dutch football expert. Marcel van der Kraan told Sky Sports his countryman must raise his own transfer funds to spend at Ibrox using the existing squad. (Football Scotland)
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