Frank de Boer would be a fantastic appointment at Ibrox

Former Rangers player Frank de Boer has emerged as the clear favourite to replace Graeme Murty as manager of the Ibrox side, according to Oddschecker.

What’s the story?

The betting market on who will become the next permanent Rangers boss is heating up after chairman Dave King broke his silence on the subject this week, as the club launched their season ticket renewal campaign.

He said: “Whoever is appointed must be able to meet the unique challenges of managing Rangers and ensuring immediate success.┬áIt is a priority that we commence next season with the best appointment we can make and that we move forward rapidly. Rangers is synonymous with winning and I want to repeat my commitment that neither I, nor any of the other directors, will consider our work complete until Rangers has been restored to the top of our game.”

Will that ‘best appointment’ be Murty or will the Ibrox side be looking elsewhere for a man that can lead them top the pinnacle of Scottish football?

According to Oddschecker, the hot favourite to be named the permanent manager at the Light Blues is former Ajax boss Frank de Boer, who is currently 2/1 to get the job, clear from Michael O’Neill and Steve Clarke who both sit at 8/1.

Would de Boer be a good appointment?

The 47-year-old already has experience of life in Glasgow, spending a short spell Ibrox in 2004, making 17 appearances when he was coming towards the end of his playing career.

However, that is just a small part of what was an immensely successful career at the highest level, during which he won major honours at the likes of Barcelona and Ajax.

As a manager too he excelled at the Dutch giants, winning Eredivisie titles at the club and leading them into UEFA Champions League action.

That kind of career history makes him an attractive prospect to a club like Rangers, who are looking for a man who has a winning mentality and can help close the gap on Celtic.

Whether they can get the deal done to bring him to Glasgow is another matter, but time will tell what kind of ambition the club show this summer.