Report: Rangers eye surprise managerial appointment - involving return for David Weir

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Rangers are reportedly looking to bring ex-defender David Weir back to Ibrox alongside Mark Warburton.

According to the Scottish Sun, Rangers are eyeing a double move to bring Brentford duo Mark Warburton and David Weir to Ibrox.

Dave King's consortium finally won control of Rangers on Friday, and fans are hopeful that a bright new era is on the horizon in Glasgow after years of chaos and pain.

Yet with Ally McCoist resigning as manager back in December, and his replacement Kenny McDowall also handing in his resignation in January, King needs to move quickly to bring in a new manager.

McDowall is currently serving a notice period until the club find a new boss, and the Scottish Sun believe that King has already had international discussions over Warburton and Weir.

Starting with Warburton, the former city trader-turned-football coach has been nothing short of sensational in charge of Brentford, taking the Bees up from League One after the departure of Uwe Rosler last season before putting together a play-off push in his first season in the Championship this term.

Yet with Brentford looking to implement a new structural model, the highly-rated Warburton will leave Griffin Park this summer - and it's no surprise to see teams interested in him given that they would have no compensation fee to pay in order to land him at the end of the season.

The interesting part is that Warburton's assistant manager at Brentford is ex-Rangers defender Weir, who made 233 appearances for the club between 2007 and 2012.

Weir, 44, remains a popular figure at Ibrox, and a return for him in some capacity could be a great way to appease Rangers fans as King's era begins.

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