Legendary former Rangers captain could be set to join forces with Alloa Athletic in the Scottish Championship – just days after guiding Kelty Hearts to promotion.

The ex-Ibrox skipper made history at Kelty by taking the club to the SPFL for the first time, winning the Lowland League before defeating Highland League Brora Rangers and League 2 Brechin City in the playoffs.

However, despite his success at New Central Park, Ferguson himself has admitted he is about to move on – but he is clear he hasn’t made his mind up on his future.

“During lockdown I had a lot of thinking to do what way I was going to go going forward,” said Ferguson [GO Radio].

“I had made my choice no matter what happened, whether Kelty stayed in the Lowland League or we got promotion, I was going to move on.

“It was a tough meeting I had to have with them.  It was an emotional night obviously with getting promoted but they were respectful of the way I done it.

“They were disappointed but we move on. I had a great time there but I just feel at this moment it’s time to move on and have a new challenge.

“Where that’s going to be, I don’t know. I’m going to have a chat with a couple of clubs over the next couple of days.”

However, according to the Scottish Sun, Ferguson could be announced as manager of Championship Alloa Athletic this week where he would replace ex-Celtic star Peter Grant.

Should Ferguson move to Alloa it would see him link up with outspoken Wasps chairman Mike Mulraney who many Gers fans feel has a particular distaste for the Ibrox club.

Mulraney was heavily critical of Rangers’ resistance to the controversial end of season voting proposals passed by the SPFL last season.

The outspoken chairman described the Rangers dispute – which included claims of bullying – as “four baldy guys fighting over a comb” [Herald].

Rangers v Alloa Athletic Scottish Championship
Rangers had a series of clashes with Alloa in the lower tiers of Scottish football. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Mulraney was also vocal opposition to Rangers being parachuted back into the second tier of Scottish football after the club’s financial collapse in 2012.

“My reaction is one of mild amusement. Wouldn’t it be lovely if we all got to dictate which league we play in next season?” said Mulraney.

“Rangers are trying to bat for what is in their interests. They are entitled to put forward their case, I am entitled to ignore it.”

Should legendary former Gers captain Ferguson – who won 15 trophies at Ibrox – join up with the outspoken chairman this would be viewed as highly controversial by Gers fans.

Ferguson had a glittering career as a player with Rangers but could yet join forces with a figure considered anti-Gers by the Ibrox support. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

But as we’ve seen Fergie clearly hasn’t made his mind up yet and there are a few vacant positions around Scottish football which may tickle the former Scotland midfielder’s fancy.

Speaking of ex-Rangers players turned managers, one former Gers midfielder has been relieved of his duties after failing to make the Champions League.

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