By Danny Wright
TalkSport host Alan Brazil has claimed that Alex McLeish is eager to return to Rangers for a second spell as manager.
The Light Blues have spent over four weeks searching for a successor Pedro Caixinha after the Portuguese was sacked in October.
However little progress has been made in finding his replacement, and that has left former Celtic youngster Brazil shocked that they haven’t yet made a move for the ‘ready and available McLeish’.
Brazil had now urged the Rangers board to pick up the phone and reach out to the experienced manager, who helped the Glasgow club lift the domestic treble in 2002/03.
“Alex McLeish is ready, able and willing to grab Rangers by the scruff of the neck and drag them up the Premiership table,” said Brazil on the Sunday Post website.
“I can’t believe the Gers haven’t swooped already.”
“His record is up there with anybody’s and he knows the club inside out. It’s an absolute no-brainer!”
He added: “My message to Rangers’ suits couldn’t be simpler – pick up the phone and dial Big Eck.”
SkyBet still have McLeish priced as favourite to fill the managerial vacancy after the odds for Derek McInnes to return to Ibrox drifted as he made it clear he won’t be leaving Aberdeen.
McInnes was widely reported to have been the board’s number one target ever since Caixinha was sacked last month but weeks of indecision have left the Gers without any kind of solution.
The defeats to Hamilton and Dundee have left the fanbase in complete disarray about the decision-making going on within the hierarchy.
But it seems that Brazil clearly believes that could all be ended with one phone call to McLeish.