Rangers have “made contact” with former Premier League manager
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Rangers have “made contact” with former Premier League manager

Rangers have “made contact” with former Burnley manager Sean Dyche after sacking manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst, according to one journalist.

Fraser Fletcher is claiming that the Gers have touched base with the English coach after Dutch boss Gio was let go by the club after falling nine points behind in the title race.

Rangers also suffered a humiliating return to the Champions League group stages, with Van Bronckhorst’s side officially the worst in the competition’s history.

Now, Rangers are looking elsewhere and the news that the club have sounded out Sean Dyche will be of interest to supporters as they look to the future.

Whilst there is no suggestion of anything other than an initial contact, Sean Dyche is one of several frontrunners named in connection with the Rangers job.

Former Ibrox manager Steven Gerrard is the current favourite, whilst his former assistant at Rangers Michael Beale is also apparently in the running.

But with Gerrard leaving for Aston Villa a year ago under a cloud of controversy and Michael Beale reaffirming his commitment to QPR amid Premier League interest, both appear non-starters on the surface.

That means Sean Dyche may well be the ideal candidate as things stand with the former Premier League boss known to be interested in returning to management.

Sean Dyche expresses interest in Rangers job

What’s more, Dyche – who was sacked by Burnley in April this year after ten years at Turf Moor – has spoken directly about the Rangers job himself and his Watford links to sporting director Ross Wilson.

The manager is also on the hunt for an opportunity in the Premier League.

“There is a window of opportunity (for the Premier League) and I think I’m still in it,” said Sean Dyche.

“People say I’ve been out of the game for seven months but when you consider there’s three months of a close season then it’s like four active months.

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“I’ve got a window of possible opportunity in the Premier League. If it comes my way then brilliant, if not then I’ll have to broaden my horizons.

“I do know Ross Wilson at Rangers and if he’d like to invite me to the Old Firm derby – I’ve never been – then he should. I’ve heard so many stories and I’d love to do it. I worked with Ross at Watford.”

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