By Matt Farr
Rangers fans on Twitter are in heated debate as former Ibrox midfielder Barry Ferguson has been linked with a return to the club.
Scottish football correspondent Anthony Brown claimed on his personal Twitter account on Saturday that Ferguson has quit his position as manager of Clyde, following the defeat to Annan.
Barry Ferguson appears to have resigned as Clyde manager. Long chat with chairman after Annan loss. Non-committal with press re. his future
— Anthony Brown (@anthonyabrown) February 25, 2017
The rumoured resignation has sparked talk among Rangers fans that the 39-year-old is eyeing up a return to Ibrox, where his former club are currently on the hunt of a new manager and a new director of football.
Several members of the Rangers fanbase believe that the former midfielder would be a decent choice to fill the vacant managerial hotseat at the club, but the majority laughed off the rumour, insisting that he should be restricted to a coaching role at best.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Give me Barry Chuckle over Barry Ferguson for the #Rangers job, already plenty of "to me to you" with the ball going on with the players
— Gary Mc (@GaryEdwin22) February 25, 2017
Barry ferguson would do a fantastic job at rangers let's remember he was at Clyde take into account what he had available to work with 🇬🇧🇬🇧
— Blue sea of Ibrox (@footballstats8) February 25, 2017
Don't want Barry Ferguson anywhere near the Rangers dugout but he could certainly tell this team what the club is all about.
— Ewan McQueen (@ewanmcqueen_91) February 25, 2017
Barry Ferguson, If true, these players will not know whats hit them, Bazza will Jock Wallace these slackers. #Rangers
— Richie Frew (@rfrew24) February 25, 2017
Why on earth are some of our fans slabbering over Barry Ferguson? He failed with Clyde how on earth can you want him as Rangers manager?
— FiveStarGer (@BritishSeahawk) February 25, 2017
Ferguson does have a big history with the club, which is perhaps the one thing that stands in his favour. The club legend made 431 appearances for the Scottish club across two spells, scoring 60 goals.
However, his managerial record does not make for attractive reading from Rangers’ perspective, having led Clyde to just two points from a possible 27 in their last nine games in Scottish League Two.
Despite the appeal of appointing someone familiar with the club, the Rangers chiefs will no doubt have their sights set much higher than Ferguson.
The speculation appears to be little more than a Twitter rumour brewing up, as no official announcement has been made regarding Ferguson’s long-term future at Clyde, or from Rangers to say they are interested in him.
In other Rangers news, Graeme Murty has revealed what preparation must be done before their next game.