Former Celtic attacker Kris Commons believes that Dundee boss Neil McCann has what it takes to manage Rangers in the future and has suggested that the Glasgow giants should make an approach for him at some point.
McCann, 43, has only been involved in management since April after taking charge of Dundee on a caretaker basis.
However, after leading them to Premiership safety, he was handed the job permanently in June.
The ex-Scotland international spent five years of his playing career with Rangers so would tick quite an important box in terms of what everyone believes the prerequisites must be to manage the club.
McCann led his Dundee side to a crucial win over the Light Blues on Friday night that moved them off the bottom of the league table, and ex-Celtic ace Commons believes that his disciplined approach and the fact he is a natural-born winner is exactly what is needed at Ibrox.
“Neil deserves great credit for sticking to his principles and keeping true to his style of play during a difficult spell of results,” he said on the Daily Mail website.
“And if he keeps progressing at Dundee then why wouldn’t Rangers be knocking on Neil’s door in three or four years?
“Neil is intelligent, he has played at a high level and he knows Ibrox inside out.
“He’s also got a steely side to him. You wouldn’t want to get on his bad side. But he’s a winner and I could see him one day as a Rangers manager.”
Dundee dealt Rangers with their second defeat on a row on Friday night as they ran out 2-1 winners at Dens Park.
The Light Blues had the better of the game in the first half but a Mark O’Hara brace in the second period was enough to give the Dees a much-needed win despite Josh Windass’ emphatic strike.
Rangers have been without a manager for almost five weeks with caretaker boss Graeme Murty winning just two of four games in charge since.
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