Report: Lee McCulloch poised to join Kilmarnock after recent Rangers departure

Lee McCulloch is reported set to join Kilmarnock's coaching staff having left Rangers.

According to The Scottish Sun, former Rangers captain Lee McCulloch is set to join Kilmarnock - joining the coaching staff at Rugby Park.

McCulloch, 37, racked up nearly 300 appearances for Rangers during an eight year spell at Ibrox, having arrived from Wigan Athletic in 2007.

The forward-turned-defender captained Rangers to successive promotions in 2013 and 2014, but his spell in Glasgow turned sour last season.

Age caught up with McCulloch, and his performances in the heart of the Rangers defence were so bad that fans even turned on the skipper, booing him in a 2-2 draw with Falkirk at Ibrox.

It was therefore unsurprising when McCulloch became one of 11 players to be released by Rangers after the play-off defeat to Motherwell.

Now, The Scottish Sun believe that Kilmarnock want McCulloch to join their coaching staff at Rugby Park, though it isn't clear whether he would also serve as a player alongside his coaching duties.

The report also states that Kilmarnock remain interested in re-signing striker Kris Boyd after his release by Rangers, so there could be a reunion under Gary Locke next season.

No room for sentiment

Rangers had some tough decisions to make at the end of last season, with 11 players out of contract - and many who had given great service to the club over many years.

Boyd and Steven Smith both returned to Ibrox after previous departures, and whilst releasing those two players and captain McCulloch was no doubt difficult, new chairman Dave King proved that there is simply no room for sentiment anymore.

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