By Amir Mir

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has emerged as a shock candidate to take over the vacant managerial post at Wigan Athletic, according to a report.

The Mail claim the former Championship boss is a rival to the recently sacked MK Dons manager Karl Robinson and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs to take over the struggling Latics club.

Gary Caldwell was sacked as manager on Tuesday, with Wigan in the relegation zone on 11 points from 14 games, having won promotion last season.

As a result Bookmakers have installed Gers boss Warburton as third favourite to replace the Scotsman at the DW stadium.

Warburton watched on as Rangers drew 1-1 with St Johnstone on Wednesday night, in a poor display at the Ibrox, with reports suggesting the Englishmen drew boos from the 46,000 crowd

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This follows their Scottish League Cup semi-final defeat against Old Firm rivals Celtic, including the 5-1 humiliation in the league in September.

Warburton’s side are currently fifth in the Scottish Premiership, with 16 points from ten games, following promotion last season.

However, they are nine points behind leaders Celtic, who have a game in hand against their Glasgow counterparts.

In other Rangers team news, supporters on Twitter were left happy with forward Joe Garner’s display against St Johsntone.