Michael Carrick, the former Man United and England midfielder, has become a surprise tip for the vacant managerial hot-seat at Rangers.

This is according to ex-Rangers player Charlie Adam, who was speaking on the BBC’s Sportsound podcast.

Former Rangers player Charlie Adam has tipped Michael Carrick as a surprise name to take over at Rangers. (Photo credit should read Kieran Dodds/AFP/Getty Images)

“He has been at Manchester United, a big club, a good coach, it was a gamble with Steven” explains Adam, who played for Rangers between 2003 and 2009.

“Will they go down that same route? Will they go for an experienced name? There will only be three or four people that know.”

Michael Carrick does have plenty of experience, having joined the Manchester United coaching staff under Jose Mourinho. When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over, he was retained and plenty have tipped him to eventually move into a top job.

Carrick was a key figure under Sir Alex Ferguson, and he won everything there was on offer during his 12-year stay at the club.

While there may be more attractive contenders with much more experience than Carrick, when Gerrard arrived at Rangers, he didn’t exactly have a vast amount of coaching expertise.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has been heavily touted as the next Rangers manager. Mandatory Credit: Michael Cooper /Allsport

As positive talks have been held with Giovanni van Bronckhorst over the weekend, it seems more and more likely the Dutchman will be announced as our new manager.

There is no doubt Carrick has what it takes to go on and become a good manager in the future, however, I think the Rangers job might just be a step too far right now.

Meanwhile, a former Liverpool manager has backed Frank Lampard to take over at Rangers.

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