Report: McLeish and Rae considered for Rangers return as shock managerial partnership

Rangers are reportedly considering Alex McLeish and Alex Rae as a managerial partnership.

According to The Sun, Rangers are considering a move to bring Alex McLeish and Alex Rae back to Ibrox as a managerial partnership.

After Sunday's 3-0 defeat to Motherwell handed Rangers a 6-1 aggregate thrashing in the Scottish Premiership play-off final, the future of manager Stuart McCall is the hot topic in Glasgow.

McCall arrived as Kenny McDowall's replacement in March, and whilst he guided Rangers through to the play-off final, missing out on promotion to the top flight of Scottish football could cost him his job.

The Sun believe that the Rangers hierarchy are now plotting a move for ex-Brentford boss Mark Warburton, but also McLeish and Rae - both of whom have their links with Rangers.

McLeish, 56, spent four-and-a-half years as Rangers manager before leaving to take over as Scotland national team boss in 2006. With a 66% win percentage and two league titles to his name in charge of Rangers, McLeish is a popular figure at Ibrox - and his potential return would surely be met well by fans.

McLeish is currently managing Belgian side Genk but will leave this summer, and his assistant Rae - who played under McLeish at Rangers - could also return to Ibrox this summer.

Bringing both back to Ibrox as a managerial team may be a popular move in the eyes of the Rangers supporters, who haven't had a great deal to shout about in recent years - but right now, it seems to be just an idea in the Rangers boardroom.

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