BBC Scotland pundit Tam McManus believes that Alex McLeish is the right manager for Rangers to rescue them out of the current situation they find themselves in.

The Light Blues have spent over a month searching for a successor to Pedro Caixinha after the Portuguese boss was sacked in October just seven months into his reign having overseen a series of humiliating results.

SkyBet currently have McLeish, 58, as the odds on favourite to become the next Ibrox manager and although he isn’t the most popular choice among the fanbase in Govan, McManus is certain that he is the right man to get the squad backing fighting for the club.

“McLeish will make a difference,” he said on his personal Twitter account on Sunday.

“Will get them harder to beat, install a bit of team spirit and get them playing for the jersey. Far too many hiding at the moment it’s blatant.

“Get him in to the summer then see what happens. Can’t be any worse than what’s being produced now.”

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Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes was the long-term bookies’ favourite to replace Caixinha in the Ibrox hotseat until recently when McLeish has emerged in solid contention to make a return.

He won the Scottish treble with the Light Blues in 2002/03 but many supporters remember him for the seasons that followed that were he made a series of baffling decisions.

Since leaving the Gers, McLeish has managed Aston Villa, Birmingham, Nottingham Forest and most recently Egyptian giants Zamalek.

He won the League Cup title with Birmingham in 2010/11 in what was no doubt his best achievement south of the border.

In other Rangers news, Kris Commons has claimed he can see this rookie manager in charge at Ibrox in the future.

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