Ex-Rangers favourite tells Sky Sports what club need from next boss

Stuart McCall has told Sky Sports that Rangers need to get a former favourite in behind the scenes but does not feel that an ex-player is required as boss.

Stuart McCall has been telling Sky Sports what his former employers at Rangers need to find in their next boss.

A man who spent seven years at Ibrox during his playing days has remained coy on speculation suggesting that he could be in the running to take the post.

He would be a sensible choice as a man who knows all about the Glasgow outfit and the wider Scottish footballing scene.

McCall is, however, of the opinion that it is not essential to fill the shoes vacated by former favourite Ally McCoist with another ex-player.

He admits that familiar faces behind the scenes would help to keep the fans on board after a period of intense struggle and financial difficulty, but feels a ‘lucky’ manager would be preferable to a Rangers man.

McCall told Sky Sports News HQ: “They have lost some great Rangers legends from the club. I think they need someone in on the board, or the executive side, general manager, football head, whatever, to have a bit of Rangers connection, but it certain wouldn’t have to be an ex-player (as manager).”

Pressed on what the incoming boss would need, he added: “Some money would be nice, I’m sure. I don’t think Rangers have bought a player for a few seasons now.

“It would be nice if a manager was going in there next season and they were back in the top-flight. It’s sad to see at the moment so many empty seats at Ibrox, but that’s because the fans don’t know where the money is going when they put it into the club.

“There has been so much mismanagement, so much money going out of the club. It would nice for the fans to see a full stadium again in the top level. Manager-wise? A successful one and a lucky one, that’s what I would look for.”

Billy Davies remains the clear favourite to inherit the reins on Oddschecker.

McCall is considered to be in the frame, along with another ex-Rangers stalwart in the form of Terry Butcher.

Kenny McDowall will, however, see out the current campaign in caretaker charge of the club before any decision on the future is made.

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