Andy Gray's response when asked about Aitor Karanka to Rangers

This picture shows a general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Scottish League Cup match  between Rangers and Inverness in Glasgow on September 16, 2014, ahead of the Scottish...

Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers have been linked with Aitor Karanka, but former Gers star Andy Gray does not see it happening.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka celebrates following the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Riverside Stadium on May 7, 2016 in...

Andy Gray has told beIN SPORTS that he cannot see Rangers appointing Aitor Karanka as their manager.

Rangers are on the hunt for a new manager following the departure of Pedro Caixinha from Ibrox, with Graeme Murty currently in charge of the Gers.

According to Sky Bet, former Middlesbrough boss Karanka is the third favourite for the Ibrox managerial role with odds of 7/1 in his favourite.

Former Rangers striker Gray, who was on the books of the Gers in 1988-89, has said that it is unlikely that the 44-year-old former Real Madrid assistant manager will be the new boss of the Scottish giants.

Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesbrough looks on during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Middlesbrough at Bet365 Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Gray told beIN SPORTS when asked about Karanka to Rangers speculation: “No, I can’t see that. Sorry, that’s not going to happen.”

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.

Karanka is without a managerial job at the moment, having parted company with Middlesbrough in March 2017.

The Spaniard did a good job at Boro in England, and he would be a brilliant appointment for Rangers.

However, it is unlikely that Rangers will be able to secure the 44-year-old’s services due to wage issues.

The Gers are unlikely to win the Scottish Premiership title this season, but the Ibrox outfit should be aiming to finish second in the table.

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