Former Lyon coach Paul Le Guen has emerged as a possible replacement for Alex McLeish should the beleaguered Rangers coach be sacked in the next few weeks.

Le Guen’s agent, Frederic Guerra, had dismissed speculation linking him to the Ibrox job earlier this month. But now he admits that his client would not rule out the move to Scotland.

“The situation at the moment is Paul now works for television but who knows what is around the corner?” said Guerra.

“He wants to return to coaching but I cannot say when at this moment in time.

“He is thinking about a return but I’m not sure when it will happen. This year is possible but it could be next year.

“It is also possible he could return to coaching in Scotland but there are many possibilities. He could go to Rangers, Locomotiv Moscow or elsewhere. I just don’t know.”

Rangers are currently lying in fourth place in the SPL table, 15 points behind leaders Celtic and have recorded just two wins in their last 12 outings in all competitions.

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