Alan Pardew could be moving closer to the vacant managerial position at Ranger’s meaning that Jon Toral might have the former Palace man as his manager.

Poor Jon.

Toral hasn’t enjoyed the best of weekends. Still not up to full fitness after half a season being neglected in Spain, the midfielder was heavily criticised during and after Rangers’ defeat.

Alex McLeish is still the favourite with the bookies for the job at the minute but a surge in betting has seen Pardew jump into second place.

Just the thought of Alan Pardew managing in Glasgow makes your eyes water.

One thing is for sure, it would certainly be entertaining.

Whether it would be any good for Jon Toral’s development is another matter entirely.

He was first linked with the job a few weeks ago so it’s quite funny to see a number of mainstream publications call this a ‘surprise’.