Barry Ferguson delivers honest personal view about Rangers
By Matt Farr
Rangers favourite Barry Ferguson admits he will die trying to fulfil his dream of becoming manager at Ibrox.
Ferguson emerged as a shock candidate to fill the current managerial vacancy at Ibrox, after stepping down from his post at Clyde last week.
But in his column for the Daily Record, the 39-year-old conceded that the timing was all wrong, ruling himself out of contention in an honest assessment of his chances of becoming the next Rangers boss.
He wrote: “Barry Ferguson, Rangers manager. I’m not going to lie, that has been the ambition since the moment I decided to bring the curtain down on my playing career. It might never happen but I’ll die trying – and everybody knows it.
“The truth of the matter is I’d have run naked along the M74 to get there if I thought for a second they wanted me for any role within the club.
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“But let’s get one thing straight. At this point in my own development, I’m simply not equipped for the top job. One day I do hope to be good enough to manage Rangers.
“But for now the immediate future is to continue learning my trade in order that I’m ready if that day ever does come.”
Ferguson spent most of his career at Rangers, totalling 431 appearances and 60 goals. He served as club captain between 2000 and 2009, leading the club to the domestic treble in the 2002-03 campaign.
But despite sending odds tumbling a week ago, Ferguson does not appear to be among the list of preferred candidates for the Rangers hierarchy.
The Scottish giants appear to have set their sights on Pedro Caixinha, a Portuguese manager currently in charge of Qatari side Al-Gharafa.
It is believed that Rangers a keen to offer him the managerial position at Ibrox, and are awaiting approval from the club’s PLC board before making an approach.
Rangers U20’s coach Graeme Murty is currently in charge of the first-team.
In the latest Rangers news, the club are edging closer to appointed a new director of football.