Who will replace Michael Beale as Rangers boss?

Michael Beale has been sacked as Rangers manager after Saturday’s home defeat by Aberdeen left them seven points behind Celtic after seven games of the Scottish Premiership season.

Former Rangers midfielder Steven Davis has taken interim charge, supported by Alex Rae, and coaches Steven Smith, Brian Gilmour and Colin Stewart as the club search for a permanent manager. Davies, 38, has no prior managerial experience but a good run of form could see him handed the job on a permanent basis. He can be backed at 16/1 with Betfair to become the next permanent Rangers boss.

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Steven Davis is 16/1 to become the next permanent Rangers manager

Davis has a chance to audition for the role whilst in charge on an interim basis


At 16/1 a £10 bet would return £170

October 02, 2023

The favourite

At the time of writing, Pascal Jansen is the current favourite to take the reins at Rangers. The 50-year-old Dutchman began his managerial career with PSV’s B team before taking his current role with AZ Alkmaar in 2020.

Jansen secured AZ a Europa Conference League spot last season and has had an excellent start to the current campaign. The Dutch outfit have won six and drawn one of their opening seven league games this term, scoring 20 and conceding just three in the process.

Jansen is a very attack-minded coach whose preferred formation is 4-3-3 - a system Rangers are accustomed to playing.

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Pascal Jansen is the favourite to become the next Rangers manager

Jansen has had an impressive start to the season with AZ Alkmaar


At 2/1 a £10 bet would return £30

The contenders

It has been reported that Rangers are ready to take their time replacing Beale in order to find the correct long-term fit, which makes sense given Beale’s successor will be the fourth different manager to take charge at Ibrox in the space of two years.

A plethora of names have already been tipped to make the move to Scotland, though, one of which is Kevin Muscat, who replaced now Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou as Yokohama F. Marinos boss when he moved to Celtic. Muscat is the second favourite for the job at the time of writing with odds of 5/2 with Betfair.

Elsewhere, a number of other familiar faces are currently in the running to take over at Ibrox. Former Leeds pair Jesse Marsch (7/1) and Marcelo Bielsa (17/2) are among the top seven names linked with the job.

Meanwhile, ex-Premier League bosses Graham Potter (4/1), Neil Warnock (7/1), Ralph Hasenhuttl (10/1) and Scott Parker (16/1) are all in the running with Betfair.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.