Former Rangers striker Duncan Ferguson has knocked back an offer from Dundee United to become the club’s new manager as he seeks his first full-time position since leaving Everton.

Big Dunc, 50, is searching for a management job after leaving the coaching staff at Goodison Park earlier in the year and there has been murmurs of interest from the Arabs in their former striker taking the reins at Tannadice.

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But now, at least according to Daily Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath, Duncan Ferguson has turned down the offer of a sensational return to Scottish football with the hunt ongoing for Jack Ross’ replacement.

This comes after earlier reports coming out of Dundee had claimed the ex-Rangers striker would consider taking the job.

Liam Fox – who is currently in caretaker charge of the Arabs – is the frontrunner for the job with the coach known to boast a good relationship with those at the club and in the playing squad.

Dundee United are also set to visit Rangers next weekend and should the match go ahead then it could be the club’s first game with a new manager.

Fixtures across the United Kingdom remain in doubt after the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with this weekend’s games already postponed.

Ex-Rangers striker Duncan Ferguson turns down Dundee United

Big Dunc is a hero on Merseyside and remains a prominent figure amongst the Everton support but before moving down south the controversial former striker turned out at Dundee United and Rangers.

Rangers signed the striker from Dundee United for a then British record transfer fee of £4m in 1993 but the forward’s time in Glasgow was marred with controversy.

After serving a prison sentence for a head butt on Raith Rovers star John McStay, the fraught relationship Duncan Ferguson had with the Scottish footballing authorities impacted his time in Scotland.

A return to the country would’ve been box office for many with Ferguson more synonymous as a player with his time down south at Everton and a short stint at Newcastle United.

Meanwhile, Rangers have been sending a series of tributes after the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II earlier this week.

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