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FERGUSON TIPPED AS THIRD RANGERS COACH

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BARRY FERGUSON looks set for a remarkable return to Rangers as part of Pedro Caixinha’s new-look coaching team.

The former Ibrox skipper, who quit as Clyde manager a fortnight ago, met with the Portuguese coach yesterday for a hush-hush interview for the No3 position.

It looked as though Ferguson’s ex-team-mate John Brown was favourite for the job after being recommended by members of the Ibrox board.

But it’s understood the ex-international midfielder is now close to sealing a return to Ibrox where he had two hugely successful spells as a player.

Ferguson has also played for Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City in a playing career that spanned 21 years.

His international career came to a halt after the infamous ‘Boozegate’ controversy in 2009.

He has recently revealed how much he’d love to return to the club. 

Influential directors have been pushing for Ferguson to be appointed and Caixinha is believed to be ready to make that happen.

Final talks are expected to take place before any agreement is rubberstamped, but, barring any last minute hitches, Ferguson looks nailed on to get the role.

Graeme Murty, who took charge of the first team after the departure of Mark Warburton, will remain with the Under-20s.

Veteran striker Kenny Miller was another name in the frame.

The 37-year-old striker is out of contract at the end of the season, but admitted he wants to continue playing.

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