Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke has rubbished rumours linking him with a move to Ibrox in the summer by insisting he is happy with life at Rugby Park.
There has been speculation that Graeme Murty will be shown the exit door at the end of the season which would leave an opening for a new arrival, and the former Newcastle and Chelsea assistant coach’s name was mooted with the role by former Light Blues midfielder Alex Rae.
But it would appear that all the talk is merely just that.
As quoted in the Daily Record, Clarke has said how pleased he is with his life in Ayrshire.
“The media like to say, especially when it comes to the Old Firm, you’re going to move here, there and everywhere,” said Clarke.
“I’m happy at Kilmarnock, I’m happy with the job I’ve done so far and hopefully we continue that.”
This follows comments from KIlmarnock majority shareholder and director Billy Bowie who also rubbished Clarke links.
Football Insider verdict:
No matter what the 54-year-old says, the longer he succeeds with the Killies the more likely it is that he will be looked at for bigger roles and there can be no bigger job than the one at Ibrox. It is not known for certain whether Murty will be staying on beyond the end of the season but if he does leave then Clarke will definitely be in the running considering the way he has hauled the club back from possible relegation. His spells in the north east and London show that he has ambitions to make it at the top and if he can be a success at Rangers, that could be a springboard for bigger and better things.
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