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Barry Ferguson rubbishes Rangers link

Blackpool manager Barry Ferguson looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackpool and Charlton Athletic at Bloomfield Road on May 03, 2014 in Blackpool, England.

Glasgow Rangers legend Barry Ferguson was linked with a return to Ibrox this week.

Blackpool manager Barry Ferguson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Blackpool at Loftus Road on March 29, 2014 in London, England.

Barry Ferguson has told STV2's Peter and Roughie show that he isn't planning on returning to Rangers and working under prospective new manager Derek McInnes.

The Scottish Sun reported this week that the 39-year-old could be part of McInnes's management team at Ibrox if he got the job.

The former Clyde boss, who spent 10 years at Rangers across two spells, is a hugely popular figure within the Gers' fanbase and his return alongside McInnes would surely be a double boost for supporters, who have waited well over a month for the club's board to replace axed Pedro Caixinha.

Barry Ferguson of Rangers is tackles John Kennedy of Celtic during the Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on October 20, 2007 in Glasgow, Scotland.

But Ferguson has said that the speculation was news to him and insists that he hasn't spoken with his former Ibrox team-mate over the role, but backs him to do a great job if and when he is appointed.

"I woke up on Monday morning and had numerous texts and missed calls and I don't know where it's come from," he told STV2's Peter and Roughie show.

Barry Ferguson of Rangers celebrates winning the Scottish Premier League trophy after the Scottish Premier League match between Dundee United and Rangers at Tanadice Park on May 24, 2009...

"I've not spoken to Derek, I've not spoken to Rangers, so for me it was a lot of nonsense. He's not got the job yet. I think he'll be a very good Rangers manager but we'll just need to wait and see."

Aberdeen released a statement indicating that they had denied Rangers permission to negotiate with the 46-year-old on Tuesday night, but the fact that McInnes missed training on Wednesday - according to Sky Sports - has intensified the speculation and surely fans of both clubs are desperate for a resolution at this stage.

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