Former Rangers striker Duncan Ferguson has been named amongst the front runners for the vacant Motherwell manager’s position after the exit of Graham Alexander.

The Fir Park club announced the departure of ex-Scotland international Alexander by “mutual consent” after the Premiership side’s 3-0 aggregate loss to Sligo Rovers in Europa Conference League qualifying.

That embarrassing defeat came after a string of disappointing performances under Alexander, who won only five matches in the entirety of 2022.

Despite the news coming on the eve of the new Premiership season, the move has been well received by Motherwell supporters with ex-defender Stevie Hammell taking caretaker charge until a replacement has been secured.

Attention has quickly turned to who that replacement will be with ex-Gers striker Duncan Ferguson tipped by some to potentially make a sensational return to Scottish football.

Ex-Rangers striker Duncan Ferguson linked to Motherwell job

Football Scotland have Duncan Ferguson earmarked as a potential candidate for the role alongside another ex-Ibrox star in Kevin Thomson.

The outlet also named ex-Well defenders Stephen McManus and Stephen Craigan as potential options, whilst former St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is also mentioned.

The big striker – for whom Rangers broke the British transfer record to sign for £4m in 1993 – is in the market for a managerial job after leaving a coaching role at Everton.

However, given the striker’s often fraught relationship with Scottish football, Ferguson infamously serving a prison sentence for head butting Raith Rovers star John McStay, it’s unclear if the former striker would return up north.

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Despite being one of the leading Scottish talents of his generation, Duncan Ferguson’s fraught relationship with the national side also saw him only earn seven caps and after leaving Rangers in 1994 he has not returned to work in Scotland in a playing or professional capacity.

If Motherwell could convince Big Dunc to return to Scotland it would be box office and if some of the club’s supporters have their way, Ferguson would be facing off against Rangers next season.

Meanwhile, Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst has confirmed that one popular Ibrox star is set to leave the club.

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