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Tumbleweed- Sky Sports keep the bears sweet as Ibrox manager hunt draws a blank

Sky Sports are toiling to stay consistent as they attempt to keep Ibrox fans sweet over the struggles to find a new manager.

Not only does Micky Beale hand over a seven point gap to Celtic in the SPFL but his squad could best be described as carnage containing the worst elements of the last three management regimes.

Last Friday Sky were explaining all about succession planning, now after a week spent in London while Kevin Muscat is in Japan that claim is starting to wear thin as genuine candidates shun the approaches from Ibrox with Graeme Souness supporting John Bennett and James Bisgrove.

There are two options for the stalemate- either the board is split or they can’t get their preferred candidate to agree terms- either option is to be kept away from the angry bears expecting their new man to deliver the League Cup, Europa League football in the new year and to knock Brendan Rodgers down from his perch.

That’s for starters before implementing an exciting brand of football, player trading model and scouting network in time for next season’s place in the Champions League.

Keeping them sweet, Sahil Jaidka of Sky Sports reports:

Rangers are holding further talks with Philippe Clement and Kevin Muscat as the club look to appoint a new manager.

CEO James Bisgrove and chairman John Bennett held extensive interviews with various candidates in London this week to find Michael Beale’s successor after sacking the 43-year-old almost two weeks ago.

Sky Sports News understands those discussions will continue this weekend before a final decision is presented to the wider Rangers board to sign off on an appointment.

On October 6 Jaidka reported:

Sky Sports News understands Rangers have a shortlist of candidates in place to succeed Michael Beale.

The 43-year-old was sacked on Sunday, however, as part of the club’s succession planning process an evolving list of options has been in place for a number of months.

It seems that the succession planning that has been evolving for months has come up with blanks with just seven days to go until Hibs visit Ibrox.

Beale has been on borrowed time since losing to Celtic on September 3 but trying to entice a decent level of manager into circumstances that Billy Davies or Derek McInnes might think twice of before accepting.

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