Rangers treble-winning defender refuses to rule out reunion as manager hunt continues
By Danny Wright
Former Rangers defender Kevin Muscat hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a return to Ibrox to replace Mark Warburton as manager.
Currently in charge of Melbourne Victory in the Australian A-League, Muscat told the Daily Record that he is happy with his current role but didn’t comment on any of the speculation surrounding him.
The 43-year-old has been in charge at Melbourne since 2013 and it has been his only job in management.
Muscat spent one season at Rangers in 2002/03 but was part of the squad that won the domestic treble when Alex McLeish, who is also among the forerunners for the job, was in charge.
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“I am currently contracted to Melbourne Victory so it’s something I have not given any consideration to,” he said.
“The reality is that I am contracted to Melbourne Victory, so I just keep carrying on. One thing we don’t do, I tell players, is comment on speculation and that’s where this is at this moment in time.”
Muscat also added that he has not been in contact with Rangers: “I have not spoken to anyone from the club.”
Although born in England, Muscat earned 46 caps for Australia.
He has managed a total of 117 matches at Melbourne Victory, winning 55.
Rangers are currently third in the Scottish Premiership and have been without a manager since Warburton was sacked last Friday.
Caretaker manager Graeme Murty won his first game in charge of the Light Blues when they beat Greenock Morton in the Scottish Cup 2-1 on Sunday.
He is now the favourite with SkyBet to remain in charge for the rest of the season.
They face a trip to Dundee in their next game on Sunday, which will be their first league encounter since Warburton’s controversial exit.
In other Rangers news, this 37-year-old puts contract talks on hold.