By Danny Wright
Brian Laudrup has emphatically ruled out a shock return to Ibrox as Rangers manager when jokingly asked if he want to throw his hat in the ring.
The Light Blues have been on the hunt for Pedro Caixinha’s successor for almost three weeks after the Portuguese manager was sacked in October but don’t seem to have made too much progress at this stage.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is both Laudrup’s and the bookmakers’ favourite to take the job while the Telegraph has recently reported that Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is also on the Rangers radar.
However there will be no chance of the Dane returning to Glasgow as manager any time soon, as he has said that he has already decided against going into coaching.
“I don’t think I’m the right answer to that one,” said Laudrup, as shown on the Sky Sports website.
“I’ve decided to not become a coach, but deep in my heart I’m still a Rangers man.
“Fingers crossed they will find the right man for the job.”
Laudrup spent four years on the books at Rangers in the 1990s, winning three Scottish Premiership titles in that time.
His older brother Michael Laudrup did go into management after his playing career ended and has enjoyed spells with Getafe, Spartak Moscow and Swansea before winding up at his current club Al-Rayyan of Qatar.
SkyBet have the ex-Swansea boss priced at 33/1 to become the next Ibrox boss and take charge at his younger brother’s old stomping ground with some of the frontrunners include favourite McInnes, O’Neill, Giovanni van Bronckhorst and current caretaker boss Graeme Murty.
In other Rangers news, a contract offer has been planned for this 48-year-old who is wanted by the Light Blues.