Derek Ferguson has called for Graeme Souness and Walter Smith to be reunited and put in charge of Rangers, as the club need to “think outside the box.”

In an interview with the Daily Record, the former Gers midfielder revealed his choice of management team, admitting people will question whether he is on drugs because of it.

Ferguson explained why he believed in Souness and Smith when he stated: “I know it is unlikely to happen but I would love to see Souey and Smith return for one last hurrah.”

The retired midfielder shared that when you consider Celtic could make it 10 wins in a row against Rangers, bold action needs to be taken.

“Stopping Celtic from making it 10 is the biggest challenge Rangers have faced in their history,” admitted Ferguson and added, “they need strong leadership and that’s why Souness and Smith fit the bill.”

Souness, who now works on Sky Sports, managed the Light Blues from 1986 to 1991, and it was first job in management as he started as a player coach originally.

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Smith was Souness’ assistant and took over the Gers when Souness left to be manager of Liverpool in 1991.

During their time working together, the pair racked up several trophies, winning three league titles and four Scottish League Cups, however Smith kept the success going winning a further 10 league titles and five Scottish League Cup once Souness departed.

The Light Blues have been without a permanent manager since October 26 when Pedro Caixinha was sacked.

Rangers are currently fourth in the league with 24 points, nine points behind league leaders Celtic.

In other Rangers news, the Gers and bitter rivals Celtic are joint second favourites to snap up this Premier League forward in January.

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