Former Rangers striker Jon Daly has been interviewed for the vacant Dundee United job, according to a report.

The Irishman was captain at Tannadice during his playing days and has been interviewed for the role vacated by Robbie Neilson moving to Hearts, according to The Courier.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 6: Jon Daly of Rangers celebrates scoring his goal during the Scottish League One match between Rangers and Dunfermline at Ibrox Stadium on November 6, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Former Hearts coach Austin MacPhee has also been interviewed while the Scottish FA granted permission for the Arabs to talk to performance director Malky Mackay.

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Ex-England boss Steve McLaren is also reported to be due to hold talks with the Championship winners as they prepare for life in the Premiership this season.

 

Daly briefly replaced Neilson as Hearts boss for a brief spell as joint interim manager with Andy Kirk following Neilson’s move to MK Dons in 2016 before another stint as interim boss the following year after Ian Cathro was sacked.

The former Rangers striker would remain on the coaching staff at Tynecastle until January and the arrival of Daniel Stendel.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 6: Jon Daly of Rangers in action during the Scottish League One match between Rangers and Dunfermline at Ibrox Stadium on November 6, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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During his time at Ibrox, Daly scored 29 times in 76 appearances but claimed last week that he felt forced out at Ibrox after the club circulated fake reports that he was injured.

If Daly does get the job, he could link up with another ex-Ger in Lee McCulloch who is part of the interim management team at Tannadice.

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