Alex Rae open to Rangers return as part of Alex McLeish’s management team

Alex Rae says that Scottish Championship club Rangers should appoint Alex McLeish as their new manager.

Alex Rae has told BBC Radio Scotland that he would like to return to Rangers as part of the new management team.

The 45-year-old former Wolverhampton Wanderers and Rangers midfielder has also said that the Gers should recall Alex McLeish to become their manager, adding that he would like to be part of the team.

"For me, I think it would be ideal," Rae told BBC Radio Scotland. ”It would be a great opportunity to come back to the team I supported, but what I'm led to believe is that no-one has contacted him from within Ibrox…

"For me, I would love someone to pick the phone up - whether it's just as a consultant to get Alex ideas.”

McLeish was the manager of Rangers between 2001 and 2006, winning the Scottish league title twice and the Scottish Cup as many times.

The 56-year-old was recently in charge of Belgian club Genk, where he had Rae as his assistant.

The former Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest boss is a well-known manager and has done some brilliant work in his managerial career.

It would be a good move for Rangers to appoint McLeish, especially as he knows what the club is about and has worked at Ibrox with success in the past.

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