Ex-Rangers midfielder eyeing up Ibrox return after latest club exit
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Ex-Rangers midfielder eyeing up Ibrox return after latest club exit

Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has admitted that he has ambitions to return to Ibrox in some capacity after resigning as manager at Alloa Athletic.

The former Gers midfielder had a stellar playing career at Ibrox and was an iconic Rangers captain who came through the ranks at the club and lived the dream.

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Winning 15 trophies in total across two spells at Rangers, Barry Ferguson was the best Scottish midfielder of his generation with Ibrox the place he called home.

Ferguson also wants this to be the case in his coaching career as the former Scotland captain spoke after leaving Alloa Athletic.

Following a disappointing run of one win in 11 games and with Alloa in genuine threat of being relegated from League One, Barry Ferguson believes he’s done the right thing by stepping down.

But when it comes to what’s next there is only one place the former Rangers midfielder wants to be – back home.

“I don’t care what level it is, whether it’s 11-year-olds or a seasoned pro, at some stage I would love to get back to Rangers,” said Ferguson [GO Radio Football Show 14/02/11]

“There’s no doubt about it but it’s not happened for a number of reasons.

“It’s still my club and I’ll support them. I watch them, I hope they win every single game they play in.”

Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has no regrets over Alloa exit

Speaking to the Daily Record after leaving Alloa Athletic, Rangers legend Barry Ferguson also insists there he has no regrets about the move to the Wasps.

Ferguson left high-flying Kelty Hearts – now managed by ex-Gers teammate Kevin Thomson – to join Alloa Athletic and despite the reverse fortunes of both clubs, Ferguson is comfortable with his decision.

“There’s no regrets. I wouldn’t have changed anything. It was the right opportunity – I had done what I had to do at Kelty and I felt this was the right one,” said Ferguson.

“It’s not worked, am I disappointed? Yes. But I will dust myself down and I know I’m a good coach and manager and I will come back from this and it’s not going to put me off management.

“It was 100 per cent my decision. I had a right good discussion with the chairman and he respected my decision.

“I just felt it needed something different.

“I have the fighter instinct but I’m a realist as well. When I realise it’s not going well then I’m not like other people who will just sit about.

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“I felt at this stage it’s time for a change. The window is still open for loans so it will allow a new manager to come in and change a few things.

“We just weren’t performing. I wanted to go in and challenge and it’s not worked out that way.

“I’ll take a sabbatical and be a football supporter for a few months – then I’ll see what happens.”

Meanwhile, a Rangers-linked South American striker has officially made a decision on his future.