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Stuart McCall denies speculation of emotional return to Ibrox as new manager

Former Rangers midfielder Stuart McCall has played down speculation of a move back to Ibrox as the club's new manager.

It's a case of different week, same story for Rangers as chaos continues at Ibrox with the resignation of chairman David Somers today.

After a dreadful run of form on the pitch as well as the resignations of manager Ally McCoist and his replacement Kenny McDowall, Rangers have had a turbulent few months - even if McDowall will see out a 12 month notice period at Ibrox.

Appointing a long-term manager in the summer has to be the key for Rangers, regardless of what division they end up in having endured a terrible run of results of late.

The likes of Terry Butcher, Billy Davies and even Gennaro Gattuso have all been linked with moves back to Glasgow having played for the club previously, but the long-term favourite has been Stuart McCall.

The 50-year-old, who left Motherwell earlier this season, played over 250 games for Rangers as a midfielder during the 90's, and has a strong affinity with the club.

Given that he's a free agent having resigned from Motherwell, it's no surprise to see McCall linked with an emotional return to Ibrox, where he spent so many years of his playing career.

Yet right now, McCall has a role in the Scotland setup alongside Gordon Strachan - and told the BBC that unless Rangers were to make a real statement of intent to land him, then he won't be looking into the possibility of heading back to Rangers.

"It's got to be something that would really make me want to go and do it," he said. "Obviously, Rangers is a huge club. But a team have got to want you to be involved and then you look into it."

It seems that Rangers will allow McDowall to see out the season in charge, but an appointment in the summer will be a big indication of what the future holds for the club.

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