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Ex-Rangers star reveals the only thing the club must do to catch Celtic

Celtic strolled to 2-nil victory over Motherwell in the Scottish League Cup final on Sunday to grab their first silverware of the campaign.

The Parkhead outfit have now gone 65 domestic matches without a loss and have established themselves as invincible.

However, things have remained alarmingly bad at the Blue half of Glasgow, with Celtic’s Old Firm rivals Rangers struggling to string a run of 3 consecutive wins together in over a year.

Many believe catching up with the Hoops will be a difficult task for the Light Blues, but the club’s former striker Billy Dodds seems to have found the key.

On Friday night against Dundee, a manager-less Rangers fell to their 2nd consecutive defeat since Pedro Caixinha was dismissed.

It sparked the faithful into demanding a swift appointment for a new manager from the board, and Dodds believes Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes remains the perfect solution.

The Dons publicly shooed suitors off their boss as Chairman Stewart Milne claimed he isn’t going nowhere, and McInnes has since reechoed those claims.

Nevertheless, Dodds, who also had a great career at Aberdeen, believes Rangers must pull out all the stops and land their man.

In his words: “For me, Derek McInnes is the perfect fit for Rangers.

“First and foremost, he is an excellent manager. Just look at his work at Aberdeen and the way he has turned the club around in the past four years to make them the second force in the country.

“He also knows how to build a club. Again, his track record at Aberdeen proves that.

“Right now, Rangers need rebuilding from top to bottom. They’re rudderless.

“But Derek would put in solid foundations very quickly, and build from there.

“He is also excellent on the training ground, knows how to get the best out of his players and doesn’t take any nonsense.

“He knows about good scouting, and knows how to have a good relationship and understanding with the media.

“So, when I say Derek McInnes should be Rangers manager, I’m saying it as someone who knows how Derek works, and how good he is at his job.

“When he was appointed as manager of Aberdeen, I told him he was joining a proper club.

“One with an excellent chairman, in Stewart Milne, and a fantastic fanbase that, with the right man in charge, would have Pittodrie really animated and passionately behind the team.

“We spoke again a few months later, and Derek told me I had been absolutely right about Aberdeen.

“So I know how much he cares for the club, and is appreciative of what he has.

“However, that shouldn’t stop Rangers from going for him. They should at least make an attempt.

“I watched Rangers against Dundee on Friday night, and they appeared to lack direction in too many aspects.

“Derek would sort that out, for sure.

“But I’m also well aware that Aberdeen would do everything in their power to keep him, and rightly so.

“And Derek wouldn’t just jump at any move for the sake of it. You only need to look back in the summer when he refused the Sunderland job after he was offered it.

“Any offer would need to be 100% right for him because he totally respects what he has at Aberdeen.

”And rightly so. Aberdeen is a massive football club. I have some fond memories of my time there as a player.”