Report claims Mark Allen wants Steve McClaren at Rangers

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 club Glasgow Rangers are looking for a new manager, and former Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren is reportedly a target.

Steve McClaren of Derby County shows his dissapointment during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Cardiff City at iPro Stadium on February 14, 2017 in Derby, England.

Rangers are interested in appointing Steve McClaren as their new manager, according to The Times.

It has been reported that Rangers’ director of football, Mark Allen, believes that the former Newcastle United boss is the right man for the Ibrox job.

The 56-year-old former England national team head coach is working as a coaching consultant at Maccabi Tel Aviv at the moment.

According to The Times, Rangers would not be required to pay the Israeli club any compensation if they recruit McClaren.

Steve McClaren, Manager of Derby County reacts during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Derby County and Leicester City at iPro Stadium on January 27, 2017 in Derby, England.

McClaren is a very good coach, who has worked as a manager at Derby County, Newcastle and Nottingham Forest among other clubs.

The Englishman is not the first ex-Newcastle boss linked with the vacant managerial job at Rangers.

According to The Daily Mail, former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is a contender for the managerial role at Ibrox.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Meanwhile, current Rangers caretaker manager Graeme Murty has said that he is open to taking on the role permanently, with ex-Gers defender Clint Hill speaking highly of him.

“You can’t turn it down – just as I couldn’t turn it down when the board asked if I would step up,” Murty told The Express when asked if he would be interested in the role on a full-time basis.

“The club’s in good hands with Graeme at the first team helm,” Hill told The Daily Record. “There’s no rush to make an appointment and the calibre of managers currently out of work is staggering.”

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