Report: John Brown in contention for Rangers job, Barry Ferguson held talks with Caixinha today

General view outside the stadium before the match

Rangers are looking to land a new assistant manager, with two men in contention for Ibrox returns.

General view outside the stadium before the matchGeneral view outside Ibrox

According to The Scottish Sun, John Brown is in contention to become the new Rangers assistant manager – but Barry Ferguson is in the box seat for the job.

The Gers landed Portuguese boss Pedro Caixinha as their new manager earlier this month following Mark Warburton's departure, but the hard work doesn't stop there for Rangers.

Not only is a Director of Football wanted after Frank McParland's exit, but a new assistant manager is also required after David Weir followed Warburton out of Ibrox and eventually to Nottingham Forest.

Whilst Caixinha has brought coaches Helder Baptista, Pedro Malta and Jose Belman to the club, he also wants to land an assistant with a knowledge of Scottish football to help his transition into the Ibrox job.

The Scottish Sun now report that two former Rangers stars are the leading contenders for the job – John Brown and Barry Ferguson.

Brown, 55, made almost 300 league appearances for Rangers during a nine-year stint at Ibrox as a player, helping the club win nine consecutive league titles – and he could now be called upon to help prevent Celtic from winning ten in a row.

Brown had a spell as manager of Clyde before taking charge of Dundee in 2013, but lasted less than a year at Dens Park before being sacked with a 46% win rate.

Blackpool manager Barry FergusonBarry Ferguson

Whilst the former defender is believed to be in contention for the job, the favourite is former skipper Ferguson, who has allegedly met with manager Caixinha today for informal talks over the job.

The 39-year-old left his position as Clyde manager last month, sparking rumours that he could have been in contention for the Rangers job, but after that went to Caixinha, an assistant role seemed more likely.

The report claims that member of the Rangers board are pushing for Ferguson to be appointed, and having met with Caixinha today, that move may become even more of a possibility, with Ferguson allegedly 'desperate' to win the job.

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