Former Rangers midfielder Ray Wilkins begs for Ibrox return in impassioned radio rant on club's managerial situation

General view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Wilkins spent two years at Rangers during the late 1980s and is keen to lend a hand back at Ibrox.

New Aston Villa assistant coach Ray Wilkins looks on before the pre season friendly between Walsall and Aston Villa at Banks' Stadium on July 25, 2015 in Walsall, England.

Former Rangers midfielder Ray Wilkins has reiterated his belief his old side should look to appoint a manager with close links to Ibrox - and begged to be involved in any new regime.

Wilkins spent two years at Rangers as a player, during which he won both the Scottish Premier Division and Scottish League Cup.

Since his retirement, the Englishman has gone on to manage at Queens Park Rangers and Fulham, although the majority of his success arrived as number two at Chelsea.

And after two years out of the game, Wilkins has told Talksport now is the right time for him to return and insisted he is 'in the frame' to do so at Rangers.

Pedro Caixinha attends a press conference as he is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on March 13, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Discussing who he would like to see involved at Rangers following Pedro Caixinha's sacking at the end of last month, Wilkins told the Jim White show on Monday: "An Alex McLeish, you’ve got (Ian) Durrant, you’ve got the Fergusons (Derek and Barry) out there, you’ve got Terry Butcher out there, all these guys… Ally McCoist, that have seen it and done it and want to do it again. Myself included - I’d love to be involved in it to try and help this wonderful football club.

"Absolutely (it the right time for him to be involved). I’m 61 years of age, I’ve experienced some of the finest times of my life at Ibrox, with some of the finest people that I’ve ever met within football. And these things they have to come back, they have to come back to the players that are playing there at the moment, because they’re not getting the enjoyment of being at Glasgow Rangers."

Rangers, who have won two and lost two with Graeme Murty in temporary charge, are seemingly no closer to making an appointment.

Manager Alex McLeish of Glasgow Rangers celebrates their victory with the trophy during the Tennant's Scottish FA Cup Final match between Dundee United and Glasgow Rangers on May 31, 2003...

McLeish had emerged as the bookies' favourite earlier this week, but called for the speculation to be 'put to rest' in an interview with the Scottish Sun shortly after.

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