Mark Wotte interested in joining Rangers, reveals talks over Ibrox move

Mark Wotte is still interested in joining Rangers despite Mark Warburton's appointment.

Former Southampton boss Mark Wotte has told The Sun that he would be interested in a role with Rangers - and revealed a meeting with vice-chairman Paul Murray.

Rangers moved to appoint their new manager on Monday, hiring former Brentford boss Mark Warburton as their new manager, signalling an end to the short-lived Stuart McCall era.

Ex-Rangers defender David Weir returns to Ibrox as Warburton's assistant, and with new chairman Dave King in place, the revolution is really underway in the blue half of Glasgow.

However, there could still be one more addition at Rangers, with a technical director role a slim possibility given the claims of Wotte.

The Dutchman, 54, is available having left his role as Performance Director with the Scottish national team, but could stay north of the border having revealed talks with Rangers.

Wotte, who previously managed Southampton, has revealed to The Sun that he would be interested in joining the club, even though Rangers are likely to go in a different direction now.

"Having been a Head Coach at the highest level, Performance Director, Academy Director and a Director of Football over the years I have obtained a good idea about how to run a club," said Wotte. "That’s probably why Paul Murray met with me. He was interested in my more or less ‘out-of-the-box’ opinions on the best philosophies to use in order for a club like Rangers to move forward at all levels."

"It was a very pleasant meeting, and we had a good conversation. Paul Murray impressed me. But I would prefer the rest of the contents of it remain private. That is only fair to all concerned. I'm not fully aware of what the situation is now with Rangers, but if they want to meet with me again, I'll be more than happy because Rangers is still a huge club. There is a clear determination and willingness to move the club forward," he added.

The appointment of Warburton - a former Sporting Director himself before turning to management - means that Rangers are now unlikely to pursue Wotte, but the Dutchman's open offer to the club could force King and Murray to reconsider.

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