As Ibrox links gather pace, here's what Moyes once said about managing Rangers' rivals Celtic

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland looks on during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at Stadium of Light on May 13, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

David Moyes is the new second favourite to replace sacked Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha at Ibrox.

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland looks on during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at Stadium of Light on May 13, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Former Celtic defender David Moyes is now 5/1 to become the new manager of Rangers with Sky Bet.

Moyes had been 22/1 earlier in the week, but has since shot to second favourite behind Derek McInnes.

Having managed at illustrious clubs such as Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad, some Rangers fans may be open to the idea of appointing the Bearsden-born boss.

However, Moyes' comments about Celtic seven years ago could cause them to think again.

"My ambition is to manage back in Scotland someday," he said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo. "At Celtic, in time. But it wouldn’t be my time just now."

A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Celtic FC and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach at Celtic Park on October 19, 2016 in...

And it would appear his time wasn't last year either, with Moyes telling the Daily Record: "I met Celtic and I know the people very well. They spoke to me several times before but I had other clubs this summer who met me at the same time.

"I’ve had opportunities to go abroad but I wanted to come back to the Premier League."

After a dismal spell at Sunderland, however, the 54-year-old may be more open to move north of the border.

But whether or not he would sacrifice his Celtic dream for Rangers remains to be seen.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha is seen prior to the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers sacked Pedro Caixinha eight days ago, and are likely to step up their efforts to replace him during the upcoming break for internationals.

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