Ibrox development

Rangers name four-man interim management team

Jermain Defoe

Helping: Jermain Defoe (pic: SNS Group)

Rangers have given an update on their search for Steven Gerrard’s successor – but it wasn’t the news the fans were expecting with the club confirming a four-man caretaker team has been installed.

The Ibrox club is reported to have held “positive” talks with Giovanni van Bronckhorst over the weekend, the Dutchman thought to top a short-list of candidates drawn up in the wake of Gerrard’s exit last week to take over at Aston Villa.

Anticipation grew that the club were on the point of unveiling their former midfielder and ex-Netherlands international as the next manager.

However, the club announced that an interim management team comprising of player-coach Jermain Defoe, B-team manager David McCallum, his assistant Brian Gilmour and goalkeeping coach Colin Stewart has been put in place.

Rangers said the quartet would take charge of first-team affairs “whilst the recruitment process for a new manager continues”.

That suggests an announcement is far from imminent with a possible delay in the process, or perhaps the club is considering other options – former Barcelona and Holland manager Ronald Koeman is the latest to be linked with the vacancy in Glasgow.

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