By Danny Wright
Following his release from Rangers, Philippe Senderos has been training with MLS side Houston Dynamo, according to a report.
Swiss news outlet 24 Heures claims on their website that the 32-year-old has hooked up with the Texas outfit this week while they are in the middle of their season.
Former Arsenal and Aston Villa enforcer Senderos exited Ibrox at the end of his contract last month having only earned three starts in the Scottish Premiership.
He penned a one-year contract with the Glasgow giants last summer following a trial period, but his deal was not extended following Pedro Caixinha’s appointment as manager.
The 57-times Switzerland international got off to a horrific start in his career with Rangers as he was sent off in the 5-1 Old Firm loss to Celtic at Ibrox in September.
In total, Senderos played just four times in all contests for the Light Blues, with his last performance coming against Morton in the Scottish Cup in mid-February.
He wasn’t the only defender to face Caixinha’s axe as Clint Hill was also released by the Ibrox club, despite being one of the better performers over what was a dismal return to the Scottish Premiership for the Gers.
The pair have since been replaced by Euro 2016 winner Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso.
Football Insider Verdict
Senderos appears to be doing what a number of European footballers do when they reach the end of their careers and make the switch over to the USA. Houston are one of the better teams in the Western Conference of the MLS, so he will not be joining up with a bunch of players who don’t know the game as well as him. The Swiss centre-back has been around the block during his career with spells at Arsenal, Valencia, Fulham and AC Milan, so he will probably be well suited to football in North America. Former Rangers man DaMarcus Beasley is currently in the Houston squad, so there will be someone that will at least have something in common with Senderos in Texas.
In other Rangers news, Barrie McKay has shared what he thought was unacceptable from his spell at Ibrox.