By Alan Hutton

16th Nov, 2021 | 1:43pm

Rangers TV pundit backs Terry to be new manager after Ibrox source reveal - 'I know him really well'

Alan Hutton has backed Rangers to appoint the “excellent” John Terry as Steven Gerrard’s successor.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gers star and Rangers TV pundit insisted the Chelsea legend could replicate his old England teammate’s success in the Ibrox dugout.

As revealed by Football Insider (11th November), Terry is high on the Gers’ shortlist of managerial candidates following Gerrard’s departure for Aston Villa.

An Ibrox source has told this site Ross Wilson is seeking a high-profile appointment and Terry is near the top of his wishlist.

The 40-year-old left his post as a first-team coach at Villa this summer to pursue his own managerial career.

As detailed by Football Insider (4th November), Terry was in contention to replace Dean Smith before Gerrard was appointed as the Villans’ new boss.

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Hutton, who played alongside and worked with Terry at Villa, insisted his old teammate would be a “top-notch” hire.

Asked if he thought Terry could replicate Gerrard’s success at Rangers, Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Yeah, exactly. I think he’d be another candidate that would be excellent.

“Obviously, I know him really well. People might think I’m being a little bit biased.

“But from what I’ve seen on the training patch, how he goes about his work, his business, he’s top-notch at everything. He’s meticulous in everything that he does.

“He wants to be a success. He’ll obviously be waiting for the right opportunity. Could he go in there and do a job? Yes, of course, he could. I think he’d be excellent at it.

“Especially defensively, where Rangers have struggled of late. He fixed a lot of problems at Villa with his experience and his know how. It’s another guy I think could go in there and do an excellent job.”

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