By Danny Wright

Rangers have held talks with three candidates about the vacant manager’s position at Ibrox, according to a report.

Sky Sports Scotland has reported on their official Twitter account that Gary Rowett is the third man to enter into discussions with the club along with Portugese Pedro Caixinha and ex-Rangers boss Alex McLeish.

Rowett is looking for a new job after he was sacked by Birmingham in December after leading them to an impressive seventh placed in the Championship.

The 42-year-old has not been linked with the Ibrox job before Thursday’s report while McLeish and Caixinha have been strongly linked to the post in the last 24 hours.

The three are battling it out to replace Mark Warburton, who left the Glasgow club in controversial circumstances three weeks ago.

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Rowett is one of the more highly rated young managers in English football.

He had a brilliant spell at Burton Albion in his first managerial job when he took the relatively obscure Staffordshire club to the League Two play-offs on two occasions.

Birmingham approached the Brewers for Rowett in October 2014 and he helped guide them away from a relegation battle before guiding the cash-strapped club towards a top-end finish in the second tier.

Graeme Murty has been in caretaker charge of Rangers since Warburton left the club and has won two of his four games in charge, with the latest being a 3-2 victory over St. Johnstone on Wednesday night.

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