Report: Ian Durrant to leave job as Rangers' under-20s manager

General view during the match

Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton is seemingly undertaking a reshuffle of his coaching staff at Ibrox.

Rangers first team coach Ian Durrant

A report from STV has claimed that Ian Durrant's 25-year association with Rangers is about to come to an end, as he has been informed that he has lost his job as the club's under-20s manager.

The 49-year-old is the victim of the coaching reshuffle that Mark Warburton is reportedly undertaking at Ibrox, and STV reports that he has been left devastated by the decision.

Rangers' manager Mark Warburton (L) and assistant manager David Weir

As mentioned, the termination brings the curtain down on Durrant's long association with the Gers. The former Scotland international spent around 14 years with the club as a player, and was part of the side that won nine consecutive Scottish Premiership titles between 1989 and 1997. 

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After leaving for Kilmarnock, he would return to Ibrox as a coach in 2005, and even served as caretaker manager in 2007. But while he would be a first-team coach for much of the time following his return to the club, he was demoted to work with the younger players in 2014, and now looks set to leave once again.

With the club sending many of their most promising youngsters out on loan this past season, while many others were handed a chance in the first-team, Warburton may have perhaps felt that he wanted to make his own appointment to ensure that the academy teams continue to push players that would suit the style that he has instilled in the first-team. 

Rangers manager Mark Warburton (R) and Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs

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