Rumour Mill: Hibs keen on Kenny Miller | Caixinha on his way | Rangers players summit

Rangers striker could be on his way back to Hibs, Pedro Caixinha is to be confirmed as the new Rangers manager on Friday but the idea of appointing a director of football is 'absolute garbage' according to one former boss.

Kenny Miller is out of contract at the end of the season. Picture: John Devlin
Kenny Miller is out of contract at the end of the season. Picture: John Devlin

Hibs weigh up move to bring back Kenny Miller

Kenny Miller’s failure to agree a new deal with Rangers has alerted Hibs who are pondering a move for the veteran striker. Miller, 37, began his senior career at Easter Road before signing for Rangers for the first time in 2000. He is out of contract in the summer and has yet to be offered a new deal by the Ibrox side. He has been in fine form this season, scoring nine goals. (Daily Express)

Pedro Caixinha to be named new Rangers manager on Friday

Rangers will announce Pedro Caixinha as their new manager on Friday but he will not be in charge for Sunday’s match against Celtic. The Ibrox club’s bid to bring Caixinha to Scotland has been protracted affair but he has now been granted permission to join Rangers by his current club, Al-Gharafa of Qatar. Compensation is still to be agreed, however, and caretaker boss Graeme Murty will remain in charge for the Celtic game. (The Sun)

Ibrox club’s summit with players

Rangers directors sat down with the first-team squad to assure them that Caixinha was on his way. There has been bemusement and concern amongst the players at the long delay in finding a successor to Mark Warburton and the club’s failure to land their No 1 target for the director of football post, Ross Wilson. However, the summit with managing director Stewart Robertson was set up to allay their fears. (Daily Record)

Director of football talk is ‘garbage’

Ally McCoist has described Rangers’ plans to appoint a director of football as “absolute nonsense” and claimed it is a waste of wage. Former Ibrox manager McCoist believes the key issues for the club is to get more investment in the playing squad. He said it was “absolute garbage” to think that appointing a director of football would solve Rangers’ problems. (Various)

Rangers are weak and timid, says ex-Celtic striker

Rangers are weak, timid and lacking heart according to former Celtic striker Andy Walker. Walker, now a Sky Sports pundit, believes it is impossible to make a case for the Ibrox side winning Sunday’s Glasgow derby clash with Celtic. (Various)