Gers legend linked to 5th-tier as former teammate takes advantage of exit to top division
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Rangers legend linked to Scottish fifth-tier club after third-tier gamble fails

Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has been linked with the vacant manager’s job at Scottish fifth tier side East Kilbride.

The Lowland League club are looking for their eighth manager having just sacked Chris Aitken and Gers legend Bazza is reportedly one of a number of names who could take the position.

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That’s according to the Daily Record, who name Barry Ferguson amongst several other high profile candidates who could be in the running for the East Kilbride job.

These include ex-Everton star Gary Naysmith, Cumbernauld Colts coach David Proctor, EK “native” Brian McGinty and ex-St Mirren boss Gus McPherson.

This comes after 44-year-old Barry Ferguson resigned from his role at Alloa Athletic on Valentine’s Day this year after a string of poor results in League One.

The move to the Wasps was also a major gamble for Barry given the fact the club had just been relegated from the Championship and that he was leaving Kelty Hearts.

Barry Ferguson linked to East Kilbride as ex-Rangers teammate promotes Kelty Hearts

If Barry Ferguson was to take the East Kilbride job – which we’ve no reason to believe he is close to doing – then it would represent a step back for the ex-Rangers midfielder.

Ferguson had done so well to earn promotion from the Lowland/Highland League system with Kelty Hearts and earned them a spot in the SPFL for the first time in their history.

However, when Alloa came calling in the summer Ferguson moved on from the then League Two side to take the reins in League One.

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But now things have turned dramatically with Kevin Thomson – a former teammate at Rangers – coming in at Kelty Hearts and this weekend seeing them earn promotion from League Two.

In contrast, Alloa Athletic are mid-table in League One and will likely be facing off against Kelty in the third tier next season.

As Barry Ferguson is linked to East Kilbride, the Rangers legend captained the side who played the World XI in a special 150th match at Ibrox.

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