By Frank McAvennie

12th Nov, 2021 | 8:40am

McAvennie tells Rangers to complete 'brilliant' Ferguson appointment after what he's heard from fans

Frank McAvennie wants Rangers to appoint Duncan Ferguson as Steven Gerrard’s replacement.

The former Celtic striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted Ferguson’s arrival would ease the pain of Gerrard’s departure.

Rangers announced Gerrard had joined Aston Villa on Thursday morning, bringing an end to his three and a half years at Ibrox.

That evening, Football Insider revealed the Gers have set their sights on Ronald Koeman and John Terry in their bid to replace the former Liverpool midfielder.

However, McAvennie wants to see Everton coach Ferguson take the reigns at Ibrox.

He enjoyed a successful spell as interim Toffees manager following the sacking of Marco Silva in December 2019.

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“I heard some people suggest Duncan Ferguson,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“Oh my god, could you imagine that? Big Dunc and Big Ange in the Old Firm, that would be Brilliant.

“I have seen his name on social media and on the radio, it sounds like a lot of people want him.

“I know he’s Mr Everton but imagine if Rangers could coax him up to Ibrox.

“He’s loved there, they would forget about Gerrard pretty quickly if Big Dunc went up there.

“That would be a statement. It would be a surprise but a statement as well.”

Ferguson played for Rangers between 1993 and 1994, scoring five goals for the club in all competitions before moving to Everton.

He then enjoyed success as a player at Newcastle United before returning to Goodison Park for a second spell.

In other news, Kieran Maguire reveals Celtic are poised to cash in at Rangers expense after move Ibrox fans will hate.