By Will Butcher
Terry Butcher has revealed he would like to see Alex McLeish replace Mark Warburton as Rangers’ new manager.
The Gers are on the lookout for a new manager after former Brentford boss Warburton left his position two weeks ago.
Speaking on BT Sport’s Facebook Live channel, former Hibernian manager Butcher claimed that whoever Rangers appoint must be capable of challenging Celtic and Brendan Rodgers.
“Get the manager in first, then a director of football,” Butcher said. “I would have Alex McLeish, even on a short-term basis.
“It’s an absolute mess of a situation, and it has to be a manager that could go against Brendan Rodgers and stop Celtic’s domination. It’s falling apart and they need a new structure from the bottom through to the top.”
McLeish, 58, managed the 54-time Scottish champions for five years between 2001 and 2006 and led them to two league titles as well as three Scottish Cup wins.
The Gers are currently being looked after by development coach Graeme Murty, who has taken over Warburton’s role as caretaker.
Rangers have failed to live up to pre-season expectations of rivalling Celtic for a 55th Scottish Premiership title, with Rodgers’ Celtic now 30 points clear of their Old Firm rivals.
Murty has a record of one win and one loss since taking over the managerial reigns at Ibrox, beating Morton in the Scottish Cup before losing to Dundee on Sunday.
The Gers face Inverness on Friday night, as Murty looks to secure his first league win as caretaker manager of the Glasgow giants.
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