Australia boss Graham Arnold has joked that he was waiting for call to become the new Rangers manager earlier this season.

The Gers decided to make a change in the dugout back in November.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s return to Ibrox just didn’t work out for anyone, even after a run to the Europa League final.

The Dutchman was given his marching orders just weeks after Steven Gerrard’s time at Aston Villa came to an end.

Rangers decided to bring back Gerrard’s former assistant Michael Beale as Van Bronckhorst’s replacement.

Whilst other managers were linked, few were really talking about Australia boss Arnold…

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Graham Arnold comments on Rangers job

We have seen one Australian boss enjoy success in Scotland of late with Ange Postecoglou winning the title at Celtic last season.

That could spark interest in other Aussie bosses with Arnold current currently in charge of the Socceroos national team.

Arnold guided Australia to the World Cup and even took them out of a tricky group containing France, Tunisia and Denmark.

After losing to France in their first group stage game, Australia claimed two wins to set up a meeting with Argentina.

That’s where the story ended for Australia, but a 2-1 defeat to Lionel Messi and co was no great shame.

Arnold signed a new deal after Australia’s exit, signing on until 2026.

Yet the 59-year-old has now joked that he was actually waiting for a call from Rangers.

Speaking to BBC podcast ‘Sacked in the Morning’, Arnold claimed he was hoping Rangers would ask him to take over but the call never came.

“I was hoping for Glasgow Rangers was coming,” said Arnold. “They were looking for a coach at the time but they went for Michael Beale. I was waiting for that and ended up not getting it,” he added.

Rangers will be very happy with Beale right now but maybe Arnold ends up on the Ibrox radar one day down the line.