Norwich City manager Alex Neil surprise favourite for Rangers job

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 28 February 2017, 15:39

Norwich City boss Alex Neil has emerged as the surprise new favourite to switch the Championship for the Scottish Premier League and take charge of managerless Rangers.

Rangers have been on the hunt for a new manager since Mark Warburton left the club over two weeks ago.

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The club has since lost both their league games under caretaker boss Graeme Murty, leaving them a whopping nine points adrift of 2nd placed Aberdeen.

Alex McLeich, Alan Pardew, Gary Rowett and Barry Ferguson have all been linked with the Gers, but the club have so far not had any luck in finding Warburton’s successor.

However, that could now change with Neil leading the betting at 6/4 (Bet Victor), down from 25/1 over the weekend.

Neil’s own job at Norwich came under threat back in December following a rotten run which saw Norwich go from play-off contenders to the No Man’s Land of mid-table.

The club remained loyal to Neil, who previously led them up to the Premier League, and it’s proved to be a wise decision as results have vastly improved since mid-January with Norwich accumulating 15 points from their last last eight matches, losing only once during this run.

On Sunday Neil’s men played out a 1-1 draw with rivals Ipswich, leaving the club six points and two places adrift of the top-6 with 12 matches remaining.

Will Neil now repay the club’s loyalty shown in him, or alternatively decide to venture back up to Scotland with Rangers?

Neil, 35, began his managerial career North of the border with Hamilton Academical, leading his troops up to the SPL, before leaving for Norwich just over two years ago.

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