Premier League Burnley boss Sean Dyche is one of a number of managers who’ve been mentioned alongside the Rangers job by reputable newspaper the Times.

The outlet has been discussing who could fill the Ibrox hotseat next after the Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard returned to the Premier League with Aston Villa.

There are a number of names who’ve been extensively mentioned alongside the job but the Ibrox side’s recruitment is notoriously tight-lipped.

This means that until sounds get louder this is all just white noise but there are clear frontrunners such as fan favourite Gio van Bronckhorst and bookies favourite Alex Neil.

Both make it on to the Times list and fans have been boosted by quotes from GVB which suggest that he’d be interested in the job.

But whoever comes in will need to rebuild an entire backroom staff with the Gers infrastructure being completely dismantled by the Villa move for Gerrard.

Alongside Burnley boss Sean Dyche – by far the most experienced of the list – GVB, Alex Neil, Frank Lampard, Gennaro Gattuso and Derek McInnes are mentioned as “contenders” for the Rangers job.

This is clearly a more established list than some of those joke ones doing the rounds in Scottish sports media, and it’ll be interesting to see what Rangers do next.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche linked – what happens next in Rangers’ search for a new manager?

Respected Athletic journalist Jordan Campbell has been offering some clarity over what happens next at Ibrox.

Claiming Rangers do have succession planning in place with the plan of speaking to a few managers but insists the Gers cannot afford to “rush” the decision with an entire backroom staff needing replaced.

“The Villa job coming up can’t be planned for but, now that Rangers have had Ross Wilson in as sporting director for two years, succession planning is part and parcel of the job,” said Campbell.

“Rangers said to be working through a list of candidates with the idea of speaking to a few.

“The semi-final is obviously looming but can’t afford to rush into it. Different to a Villa where they are actively looking to replace.

“It will take time to diligently go through it but the staff is there to form an interim team if required, as seen during COVID outbreak.”

This is a view echoed by leading club insider Heart & Hand who are known to have a very close relationship with people at Rangers.

David Edgar also tweets that sporting director Ross Wilson is in control of the search and that Rangers have a “shortlist of candidates”.