Kenny McDowall reacts after Rangers confirm his Ibrox exit amid McCall rumours

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Rangers have confirmed the exit of manager Kenny McDowall.

Rangers have this afternoon confirmed the exit of manager Kenny McDowall on their official website, with Stuart McCall expected to be named as his replacement.

McDowall, 51, replaced Ally McCoist in December, but handed in his resignation less than a month later, only agreeing to serve out a notice period until Rangers find a new permanent manager.

That seems to be the case right now, with reports suggesting this week that former Motherwell manager Stuart McCall is set to return to Ibrox having played over 250 games for the club as a midfielder in the 1990's.

McDowall can now leave the club, and Rangers have confirmed on their official website that he has departed Ibrox ahead of McCall's expected appointment.

After just three wins in ten games under McDowall, Rangers' promotion hopes hang in the balance, but McCoist's former assistant told the Rangers official website that it has been a privilege to manage the club.

"It was an honour and privilege to work for Rangers Football Club and I will leave with so many positive memories. I have worked with so many talented people since I joined and I will forever be in Walter Smith’s debt for bringing me to Rangers," said McDowall.

"Working with Walter, Ally McCoist, Ian Durrant, Jim Stewart and all the backroom staff plus the staff at Ibrox and Murray Park was a pleasure and I wish the Club well for the future. I was delighted to play a part in the Club’s history and I wish the supporters and new management team all the very best," he added.

McDowall will now be free to pursue a coaching career elsewhere if he so wishes, but after such a chaotic time in charge of Rangers, he may want to take some time out of the game, possibly leaving himself open to reuniting with McCoist when he returns to management.

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