Alex McLeish has made it clear that there has been no contact from Rangers despite betting being suspended for him to make a return to Ibrox.
Bookmakers Labrokes announced on their official Twitter account on Monday that they had stopped taking bets on McLeish, 58, to succeed Pedro Caixinha in the Rangers hotseat, 11 years after he left the club.
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) November 27, 2017
Ever since the odds drifted on Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes to take charge of the Light Blues, McLeish has been the frontrunner for the job
However, speaking to the Scottish Sun, the Scot has confirmed that he is yet to have gone into discussions with the Glasgow giants after Monday’s major development in the betting market.
“I would like it to be known that there has been no contact from anyone at Rangers and it’s important that the speculation is put to rest,” he said, as quoted by Scottish Sun reporter Robert Grieve on his personal Twitter account on Monday.
Bookies have suspended betting on Alex McLeish returning to Rangers but Big Eck has told @scotsunsport “I would like it to be known that there has been no contact from anyone at Rangers and it’s important that the speculation is put to rest.”
— Robert Grieve (@robert_grieve) November 27, 2017
SkyBet still have McLeish priced as the heavy odds-on favourite to become the next Ranger boss at 1/6 with McInnes now at 4/1.
McLeish lifted the Scottish treble with the Light Blues in 2002/03 but the end of his tenure at Ibrox was shrouded in anger from the supporters after a stunning fall from grace.
He has since taken roles south of the border in England with Birmingham, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest before trying his hand abroad with Gent and most recently Zamalek, who was his last job in 2016.
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