Alex McLeish admits he would talk to Rangers about manager post

Former Rangers manager Alex McLeish is one of the favourites for the job, but will he be their next manager?

Alex McLeish has indicated he would jump at the chance to return to Rangers.

The Scottish club are searching for a new boss after Mark Warburton's dramatic departure as manager on Friday night.

Graeme Murty was placed in charge of the team for Sunday's William Hill Scottish Cup fifth-round tie against Morton, but the out-of-work McLeish has emerged as the front-runner to take the Ibrox job.

McLeish, who won two league titles in a five-year spell as Rangers manager from 2001 to 2006 - including the domestic treble in 2003 - admitted he would find it hard to turn down the post, should it be offered.

"There is a lot of speculation, but at the moment there is nothing I can update you on," he told Sky Sports, ahead of Gers' 2-1 win over Morton.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at the Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow.
Image: Former boss Mark Warburton left Ibrox on Friday

"I am a Rangers man, you have to keep that in consideration, and when you get asked to come to club like this, it is a hard decision to turn that down.

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"If they come and they want to speak to me, I can only take it from there. I need to wait and see if Rangers want to talk to me first."

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