Report: Former Rangers defender emerges as surprise contender to succeed Mark Warburton

Milan Baros - Liverpool  clashes with Kevin Muscat - Millwall

Glasgow Rangers are considering appointing one of their former players as their new manager following Mark Warburton's departure.

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A report in The Scottish Sun has suggested that Rangers have included former defender Kevin Muscat on a shortlist of potential replacements for Mark Warburton.

Warburton left Ibrox last week, and while many names have been thrown about, one name that has seemingly not emerged until recently is that of Muscat, who is no stranger to the Scottish Premiership side.

The 43-year-old spent one season with Rangers during their treble-winning campaign of 2002/03. Nevertheless, there is surely no doubt that Muscat being chosen as Warburton's successor would be a shock. 

General view of Ibrox - Rangers

As a manager, Muscat has only been in charge of one side, Australian A League outfit Melbourne Victory, who he led them to the domestic title in the 2014/15 season.

And his success in the country he played for internationally has seen the Ibrox hierarchy mention Muscat as a possible outsider to take over at the Light Blues, according to The Scottish Sun.

Milan Baros - Liverpool  clashes with Kevin Muscat - Millwall

If his managerial style is anything like his attitude from his playing days, then the Rangers squad would surely be in for a shock if he does end up getting the job.

Muscat attracted plenty of controversy throughout his career and carved out a reputation for being one of the game's hardest players - picking up 12 red cards before retiring in 2012 - so perhaps he would look to instil plenty of discipline into the Gers squad, which may be exactly what they need as they look to close the gap to their Old Firm rivals.

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