Rangers job would interest Alan Pardew, says Peter Grant

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ibrox outfit Glasgow Rangers are looking for a new manager, and Celtic legend Peter Grant says that Alan Pardew would be interested.

Former manager of Crystal Palace and Newcastle, Alan Pardew arrives to work for the media ahead of the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Manchester City at the...

Celtic legend Peter Grant has suggested to BBC Sport that former Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew would be interested in taking charge of Rangers.

Rangers are on the lookout for a new manager following the recent departure of Pedro Caixinha.

Caixinha lost his managerial job at Ibrox due to the Gers’ disappointing run and results in the Scottish Premiership this season.

Former Newcastle and West Ham United boss Pardew is without a managerial job at the moment following his exit from Crystal Palace in December 2016.

Alan Pardew, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on December 17, 2016 in London, England.

Former Celtic midfielder Grant believes that Pardew would be interested in becoming the new Rangers boss.

The 52-year-old former Scotland international worked as a coach with the Englishman at Reading and West Ham.

“Absolutely, I think he would," Grant told BBC Sport when asked if the Rangers job would interest Pardew. "Fantastic man. I thoroughly enjoyed my time [at West Ham].”

Alan Pardew is seen in the stands prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Pardew is a very good manager, and the Englishman would be good for Rangers, who need someone with experience and extensive knowledge of the game.

Of course, Pardew cannot be expected to conjure up miracles at Ibrox, but if given time and funds, then he could build something special at Rangers.

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