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Alex McLeish set for Rangers manager role - but only til the end of the season

Alex McLeish looks to be the only real candidate for the role.

A portrait of Motherwell manager Alex McLeish

Alex McLeish is likely to be appointed Rangers manager until the end of the season, according to various reports in the media.

There was talk of either him or Billy Davies, but the latter is extremely unlikely to get the role, with McLeish the "clear frontrunner."

The move will be made if the board opt to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season to oversee the fight for second place and the Scottish Cup, with Graeme Murty currently taking charge of the team.

With that in mind, the board are expected to then make a more permanent signing in the summer. There's no suggestion over what would happen if McLeish happened to do well in the role. Frank de Boer did say he might be interested at the start of next season, so who knows.

Oh, and while McLeish might have previous for finishing third, he'd at least get the team reasonably well organised (or you'd think so), and he's probably a better manager if he doesn't have a transfer window.

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