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Next Rangers manager: Who will replace Mark Warburton? All the information you need on next Rangers manager odds

Jonny Richardson in European 24 Feb 2017
Mark Warburton of Rangers takes the Scottish Championship Trophy to the clubs fans.

Next Rangers manager:  Mark Warburton has left his position as Rangers manager. Who could replace the 53-year-old Englishman? We provide information on all of the likely candidates, including next Rangers manager odds, right here.

Here are the latest next Rangers manager odds from Sky Bet:

Next Rangers manager odds

ManagerOdds from Sky Bet
Alex Mcleish7/4
Malky Mackay7/2
Martin Jol7/1
Frank de Boer7/1
Graeme Murty8/1
Dougie Freedman8/1
Alan Pardew9/1
Derek McInnes11/1
18/1 bar

Club Status

The most decorated football club in world football in terms of league titles and trebles won, Rangers - founded in 1872 over 144 years ago - have won their league championship an incredible 54 times. 

The club enjoyed a domestic golden era in the late 1980s through to the mid to late 1990s, with Rangers winning every league title over a nine year run, equalling a previous record set by main rivals Celtic. Legendary Scot Graeme Souness began this run, overseeing the first three title wins as boss before Walter Smith succeeded him and added a further six. 

Brian Laudrup was recently voted one of the best Rangers players of all time. (Getty)
The best individual year during this silver-studded decade was in 1992-1993 when Rangers returned a domestic treble, as well as a terrific run in the Champions League where they were just one goal shy from securing a place in the final. 

The rivalry with Celtic, dubbed the Old Firm rivalry, transcends football and draws in religion, politics and culture. The very first Old Firm game was won by Celtic and since then there have been over 400 match-ups. 

Rangers also have a rivalry with Aberdeen following Derek Johnstone's apparant simulation in the 1979 League Cup final, embittering Dons fans as it helped Rangers to victory. 

The club have enjoyed some phenomenal talent with Andy Goram, Sandy Jardine, Richard Gough, Terry Butcher, John Greig, Brian Laudrup, Paul Gascoigne, Jim Baxter, Davie Cooper, Ally McCoist and Mark Hateley voted in to the club's greatest ever starting XI as chosen by fans in 1999. 

Their home, Ibrox, was first opened as Ibrox Park in 1899 but has since been remodelled and refurbished and is now called Ibrox Stadium and has a 50,947 all-seater capacity. 

Previous Rangers Manager

Mark Warburton

A right back during his playing days, Mark Warburton had a fairly modest non-league career representing Enfield and Boreham Wood. 

As a manager he has found employment with far greater clubs, starting his coaching career in Watford and then as a manager for Brentford and finally, Rangers. Warburton has helped the Gers climb up the Scottish league ladder after they were punished for their 2011-2012 liquidation and dumped into the fourth tier. 

Warburton took over the Ibrox dugout in 2015 and won the Scottish Premiership title in his first season, securing promotion back into top flight of Scottish football. He also claimed the Scottish Challenge Cup. 

However, in February 2017 - he departed his role as Rangers manager with fans unhappy with the club's lack of challenge to runaway rivals Celtic at the top of the table. There was some controversy surrounding his exit too as the club released a statement claiming that Warburton had resigned with the man himself claiming not to have.

It has since been confirmed that Warburton was exiting Ibrox though and the club would be looking for a new boss and the Londoner looking for his next challenge.

Ex-Rangers boss Mark Warburton was unable to get the Gers challenging Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership (Getty)

Main Coaching Staff

Significant coaches

David WeirAssistant Manager
Jim StewartGoalkeeping Coach
Gary SherriffStrength and Conditioning Coach
Craig FlanniganHead of Performance
PhysioSteve Walker


Rangers CEO Dave King is a born and bred Glaswegian who clearly has the best interests of the club at heart following a few years of hardship after the liquidation of the originally Rangers Football Club PLC. His decision to appoint Warburton appeared to have been vindicated by the club's relatively comfortable promotion to the top tier last season.

King had promised Warburton time to build a side capable of challenging the monopoly Celtic have enjoyed since Rangers's exile from the top flight, but patience ran thin among the Ibrox fanbase quicker than expected.

Key Influences - Who helps decide on the manager's future?

Paul Murray is a non executive director at board-room level, as is John Bennett, John Gilligan, Douglas Park and Graeme Park, however, the primary decision maker is clearly club chairman Dave King. 

Rangers Manager History

Rangers FC Managers Since 1899

William Wilton1899-1920
Bill Struth1920-1954
Scot Symon1954-1967
William Waddell1969-1972
Jock Wallace1972-1978
Graeme Souness1986-1991
Walter Smith1991-1998 and 2007-2011
Dick Advocaat1998-2001
Alex McLeish2001-2006

What trophies have Rangers won?

Major honours

League Championship / SPL1890-1891, 1989-1899, 1899-1900, 1900-1901, 1901-1902, 1910-1911, 1911-1912, 1912-1913, 1917-1918, 1919-1920, 1920-1921, 1922-1923, 1923-1924, 1924-1925, 1926-1927, 1927-1928, 1928-1929, 1929-1930, 1930-1931, 1932-1933, 1933-1934, 1934-1935, 1936-1937, 1938-1939, 1946-1947, 1948-1949, 1949-1950, 1952-1953, 1955-1956, 1956-1957, 1958-1959, 1960-1961, 1962-1963, 1963-1964, 1974-1975, 1975-1976, 1977-1978, 1986-1987, 1988-1989, 1989-1990, 1990-1991, 1991-1992, 1992-1993, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011
Scottish Cup1893-1894, 1896-1897, 1897-1898, 1902-1903, 1927-1928, 1929-1930, 1931-1932, 1933-1934, 1934-1935, 1947-1948, 1948-1949, 1949-1950, 1952-1953, 1959-1960, 1961-1962, 1962-1963, 1963-1964, 1965-1966, 1972-1973, 1975-1976, 1977-1978, 1978-1979, 1980-1981, 1991-1992, 1992-1993, 1995-1996, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2007-2008, 2008-2009
Scottish League Cup1946-1947, 1948-1949, 1960-1961, 1963-1964, 1964-1965, 1970-1971, 1975-1976, 1977-1978, 1978-1979, 1981-1982, 1983-1984, 1984-1985, 1986-1987, 1987-1988, 1988-1989, 1990-1991, 1992-1993, 1993-1994, 1996-1997, 1998-1999, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2010-2011
UEFA Cup Winners Cup1971-1972

Potential Future Rangers Managers and Next Rangers Manager Betting Advice

Alex Mcleish is the current favourite for a return to Ibrox at the moment. The 58 year old enjoyed a successful five year spell with Rangers between 2001 and 2006, racking up a few trophies including two Scottish Premiership titles plus five domestic cup competitions. His experience would be vital and he'd likely be a popular appointment at 7/4.

Malky Mackay is also in the running, despite his connection with Celtic from his playing days. The ex-Cardiff City man endured a tough spell with Wigan following his controversial sacking from the Bluebirds and is currently working as the Scottish FA's Performance Director but could be tempted back into day-to-day management.

Frank de Boer at times has expressed an interest in managing in the United Kingdom and after a poor spell in charge of Inter his stock as a manager appears to have fallen somewhat. The Dutchman spent a short spell in his playing career at Ibrox and the challenge of taking Rangers back into European football and competing for titles could be an intriguing one.

If the Gers are looking for an experienced man to take them to that next level, Martin Jol and Alan Pardew are in the mix, but Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes would be a popular appointment among the Ibrox faithful. The 45 year old played for the club during his career and he has done a fine job with the Dons in recent years.

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