By Will Butcher

Alan McInally believes Alex McLeish’s previous experience as manager of Rangers would set him in good stead to help steady the ship at Ibrox.

The Telegraph claim McLeish, who managed the 54-time Scottish champions for five years between 2001 and 2006, is the favourite to take at Rangers if they decide on an interim manager until the end of the season.

Speaking to Sky Sports Premier League Daily Show on Wednesday, former Celtic star McInally claimed that McLeish’s knowledge of Ibrox could prove crucial.

“Big Alex McLeish, he’s been there before and done it before,” McInally said. “The whole ship is going all over the place, it’s in a position where they’re now so far off the pace.

“Would Alex want it until the end of the season? Possibly. He’s done it before and he knows what it takes to look after a massive institution such as Rangers.”

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The Gers are on the lookout for a new manager after the controversial departure of Mark Warburton, who left with assistant David Weir and head of recruitment Frank McParland.

The Telegraph previously claimed that Warburton submitted his resignation along with McParland and Weir after expecting to be installed as manager of Nottingham Forest.

Warburton has denied resigning from the club.

With the Gers now on the lookout for a new manager following Londoner Warburton’s departure, McLeish could be brought in by top-ranking Rangers officials.

Since his five-year stint with the Gers, Warburton has gone on to manage the likes of Aston Villa, Birmingham City and Forest, as well as spells abroad with Belgian side Genk and even Egyptian outfit Zamalek last year.

During his time with the Gers, McLeish won the Scottish Premiership twice as well as winning the League Cup three times and the Scottish FA Cup twice.

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