Report: King identifies six Rangers managerial targets, including McCall, McInnes and Davies

Dave King is reportedly set to open talks with a host of managers over taking the job at Rangers.

According to The Sun, Rangers have established a shortlist of six managerial candidates as they close in on naming a new boss, with former manager Walter Smith helping chairman Dave King decide.

Last week's 3-0 Scottish Premiership play-off final second leg defeat to Motherwell means current manager Stuart McCall could leave the club, given that he was only given a contract until the end of the season when he arrived in March.

However, The Sun believe McCall is still in the running for the job, with chairman King flying into Glasgow to begin talks with managers over the position, with a shortlist of six candidates - here is each candidate, starting with the current incumbent.

Stuart McCall: The former Rangers midfielder returned to Ibrox and guided the team to the play-off final in tricky circumstances, but the new board at Ibrox may want a more ambitious appointment as they look for promotion next season.

Mark Warburton: Recently left Brentford despite winning promotion to the Championship in 2014 and then guiding the Bees to the Championship play-offs in 2015. Currently the bookmakers' favourite after a superb spell with Brentford, the 52-year-old could bring former Rangers captain David Weir back to Ibrox with him as his assistant manager.

Ian Cathro: The Scottish coach is just 28 years of age, but has a growing reputation in European football. Currently assisting Nuno at Valencia, Cathro would be something of a surprise appointment considering his age, but Rangers could harness his potential as a manager.

Vitor Pereira: Recently held talks with Rangers according to The Times, but is still contracted by Olympiacos having just won the title with the Greek side. The 46-year-old was Andre Villas-Boas' assistant manager at Porto before replacing 'AVB' as first team boss. Would be another ambitious target considering his achievements in Europe.

Derek McInnes: Another former Rangers player, McInnes worked wonders with Aberdeen this past season, taking the Dons to second place in the Scottish Premiership and pushing Celtic all the way in the title race. Dropping down a division would be a shock, but you never know given the size of Rangers.

Billy Davies: The third ex-Rangers player on the list, Davies has been out of work since leaving Nottingham Forest in March 2014. A boyhood Rangers fan who would no doubt relish the challenge, Davies could be a real dark horse for the job.

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