By Wayne Veysey

11th Nov, 2021 | 4:00pm

Sources: Rangers set sights on Koeman and 40-yr-old as next manager

Rangers have set their sights on John Terry and Ronald Koeman to take over as their new manager, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The Glasgow giants have begun the search for a replacement for Steven Gerrard, who quit on Thursday morning to join Aston Villa.

A Rangers source has told Football Insider that Koeman, who was sacked by Barcelona at the end of last month, and ex-Aston Villa coach Terry both feature highly on their wishlist.

Ibrox director of football Ross Wilson is leading the search for a replacement for Gerrard.

Wilson is believed to want a high profile manager in a not dissimilar appointment to the one made when Gerrard took over in May 2018.

Legendary former players Terry and Koeman both fit the bill in that regard.

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Koeman, 58, has extensive managerial experience at the highest level, with a CV that includes Barcelona, the Holland national team, Everton, Southampton, Ajax, Benfica and Valencia.

Terry left Villa on the eve of the Premier League season as he set his sights on his own managerial career.

He had been an alternative target to Gerrard had the Midlands giants not agreed a deal with the Liverpool icon today.

Intriguingly, Wilson has an association with Koeman from their days at Southampton, where Koeman was the manager during the Scot’s four years in the recruitment department.

He then headed to Rangers in 2019 to replace Mark Allen and is now looking to recommend his first managerial appointment to the club’s board.

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