Odds on Who Will Take Over as the Next Manager of Rangers FC – Van Bronckhorst Is Leading the Way
It looks as if Giovanni Van Bronckhorst could be in the running to take over as the Rangers manager after Steven Gerrard’s departure, as bookmakers are offering odds of 1/9, making the Dutchman the current favourite. Van the Man, who played from 1998 to 2001 at Ibrox, was in talks with Rangers at the weekend, speculating that he will be Gerrard’s successor.
Gerrard was responsible for leading Rangers last season to scoop their 55-th title, breaking Celtic’s run of good luck and stopping in its tracks their ongoing pursuit of 10 wins in succession.
Frank Lampard, Gerrard’s one-time England team-mate, is still in the running for the takeover, but the odds on him have been adjusted to 17/2 as Van Bronckhorst has moved into Rangers’ number 1 slot.
Another former player for the Rangers, Derek McInnes, with odds of 12/1, is currently third in the running, while John Terry is behind at 20/1. Interestingly, Ronald Koeman rose to second place – a huge jump from his position 2 days ago when the odds of him taking over as manager were just 40/1. His odds stand at 6/1, putting him ahead of Derek McInnes and Frank Lampard.
He was 40/1 2 days ago but has been backed into 6/1 second favourite ahead of Frank Lampard and Derek McInnes. Just yesterday, the former boss of Southampton, Everton, and Barcelona began with odds of 20/1 before ending up at this shorter price.
The Rangers are clear of Celtic by 4 points after 13 games and will be playing Hibs this weekend in the semi-final of the Premier Sport Cup. It looks like they’ll still have to battle to get to the Europa League’s knockout stages, though, as just 2 games are left to play.
Although Van Bronckhorst appears to be named the new manager, Ally McCoist, the Rangers legend, thinks Lampard would be the best man to take over, thinking he would be eager to try to outdo the former manager Gerrard should he be given a chance. He believes Frank won’t be happy if Steven is better at the job, adding a competitive edge to things. Leading the league in the cup’s semi-final at the weekend and potentially about to scoop 2nd place in its group, the club is an exciting prospect for any manager who wants the challenge of continuing the run of success.