By Alan Hutton

22nd Dec, 2019 | 6:12pm

Ibrox Exclusive: Rival approach made for senior Rangers figure - Alan Hutton reveal

Alan Hutton has revealed that Kilmarnock have made an approach for Rangers reserve coach Peter Lovenkrands over becoming their new manager.

The ex-Gers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the former Danish international is among a number of candidates but that his old teammate is definitely in the running.

National reports state that Lovenkrands was keen to take charge at Rugby Park and that he had formally applied for the role.

Hutton, who is a close friend of Lovenkrands and is in constant contact with the 39-year-old over goings-on at Ibrox, has revealed that Killie made the initial move.

Hutton told Football Insider: “The rumours are true, they did come to him actually and asked if he’d be interested type thing.

“There’s a few candidates, they’ve got a few on the list and his name’s definitely one of them. He’s a brilliant manager, he’s done brilliant things for the young boys so it doesn’t surprise me that he’s getting linked with jobs.

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“He’d obviously at some stage like to step out on his own and be a manager and that’s his end game. Kilmarnock are a good team who are doing really well, great club and it would be amazing for him to get a job like that.” 

Lovenkrands spent six years as a player at Ibrox, leaving for Schalke after 72 games for the Glasgow giants.

He returned to Britain to play for Newcastle United and then Birmingham City, hanging up his boots in 2014.

In other Rangers news, Darren Bent says it is a “massive disappointment” as one man prepares to leave the Gers.