Former Rangers and Celtic star Steven Pressley has emerged as a contender to take the Kilmarnock job at Rugby Park.

Pressley, 47, does have experience as a manager having spent time at the likes of Falkirk and Coventry as first-team coach and has been linked by the Daily Record.

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Steven Pressley has been linked with the vacant manager’s jobs at Kilmarnock. (Photo by Kevin Barnes – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The Rugby Park side are currently looking for a replacement for manager Alex Dyer who was sacked after his side threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to St. Johnstone last weekend.

The result was Kilmarnock’s fourth straight defeat and leaves them languishing in 10th place on 24 points, with Ross County below them a point behind with a game in hand.

Whilst Pressley does have experience in management the manager was in charge when Falkirk where actually relegated from the topflight in 2010.

Pressley would then join League One Coventry in 2013 before being sacked shortly after his 100th league game following a poor run of results in February 2015.

His most recent management job was in charge of Carlisle United in 2019 after spells with Fleetwood Town and Pafos, in Cyprus.

The former centre-half started his career at Rangers and made over 30 league appearances for the club between 1990 and 1994.

After moving to Coventry City as a player Pressley would spend time with Dundee United, Hearts and eventually Celtic for whom he spent two seasons between 2006 and 2008.

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Despite playing for Rangers, Pressley would go on to even captain Celtic in some matches. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Pressley is in a rare club of players to play for both sides of Glasgow joining the likes of Alfie Conn, Kenny Miller and Mo Johnston as someone who crossed the divide.

Meanwhile, Rangers look set to lose a highly-rated young talent to an ambitious club down south in a small blow to the club’s Academy set-up.

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