Former Rangers stars Barry Ferguson, Neil McCann and Billy Dodds have all been named as possible additions to Giovanni van Bronckhort’s backroom staff should take replace Steven Gerrard as manager – but with two of the three already in management roles it seems unlikely they’d be willing to give those up for a coaching gig at Ibrox.
According to The Times, all three are under consideration for coaching roles if, as expected, Gio is named as the next Rangers boss.
However, with Ferguson in charge at Alloa Athletic and Dodds challenging for promotion to the Premiership with Inverness CT, only McCann seems to be a plausible option.
The former Rangers winger left Inverness at the end of last season, having stepped in on an interim basis to replace John Robertson, but failed to secure a playoff place before Dodds was named manager on a permanent basis.
Ferguson joined the Wasps in the summer after guiding Kelty Hearts into the SPFL for the first time in their history, and his side currently sit sixth in the table after a 2-2 draw with Montrose yesterday.
Van Bronckhorst has held talks with Ross Wilson and Stewart Robertson over the weekend, meeting them in person in London yesterday, as Rangers look to quickly appoint Gerrard’s replacement.
Reports have suggested Jean-Paul van Gastel would be a likely candidate to link up with Gio – although his contract with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou City isn’t up until the eend of the year and, like Ferguson and Dodds, is currently a manager in his own right.