Rangers ‘contact ex-West Ham United boss Alan Pardew over managerial vacancy’

Rangers ‘contact ex-West Ham United boss Alan Pardew over managerial vacancy’

Glasgow Rangers have reportedly contacted Alan Pardew regarding their managerial vacancy.

The 54-time Scottish champions recently parted company with Pedro Caixinha, who lasted in the job for 227 days, meaning they’re now seeking a third permanent manager since parting company with club legend Ally McCoist in December 2014

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Following the announcement of Caixinha’s dismissal there’s been no shortage of managers linked, with the Daily Mail reporting Pardew’s interest, his experience no doubt attractive to the powers that be in Scotland’s biggest city

A managerial career that began at Reading in March 1998 was halted last December when he was relieved of his duties at Crystal Palace where he enjoyed a decorated playing career.

In between he managed West Ham – who he took to an FA Cup final – Charlton, Southampton and Newcastle United with whom he enjoyed his best league finish (5th) in the 2011/12 Premier League season.

Derek McInnes, though, remains the bookmakers favourite with former boss Alex McLeish and Belgian tactician Michel Preud’homme also in the running.