According to the Glasgow Times, former Rangers defender Maurice Ross has been ‘sounded out’ regarding the managerial vacancy at Championship club Ayr United, while fellow former Ger, Ian Murray, is also a candidate for the role.

Ross began his professional career at Ibrox and made over 75 league appearances between 2000 and 2005 before heading to England to join Sheffield Wednesday.

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Maurice Ross celebrates scoring for Rangers during the 2005 League Cup final against Motherwell at Hampden Park. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The former Scotland international went on to represent a total of eleven clubs across a playing career that ended with FK Vidar of Norway in 2013.

Since then, he’s been involved in coaching, managing teams in Norway and the Faroe Islands, before taking up a role at Motherwell in 2019.

40-year-old Ross left his position there last week in order to “pursue other challenges” [Motherwellfc.co.uk] and since then, Ayr have parted company with Mark Kerr and his assistant Mick McArdle [Scottish Sun].

The Honest Men are currently ninth in the Championship table and are only four points above bottom of the table Alloa Athletic, albeit with two games in hand.

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The Glasgow Times reports that Ayr chairman David Smith has reached out to Ross to establish whether or not he’d be interested in the position.

However, current Airdrieonians manager, Ian Murray, who played for the Gers between 2005 and 2007, is also said to be in contention.

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Two former Rangers players, Ian Murray (pictured) and Maurice Ross, are reportedly candidates for the manager’s role at Championship club Ayr United. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Murray has been in charge of the League One club since 2018 but is out of contract in the summer.

Airdrie are fourth in the table but have only played once in 2021 with all leagues below the Championship currently suspended.

39-year-old Murray entered management in 2012 with Dumbarton and also had a brief stint at St Mirren.

Meanwhile, these fans of a Premiership outfit want their club to sign an in-form ex-Rangers player on a permanent deal.

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