The Sevco manager hunt took a bizarre twist today when Ray Wilkins offered to head up a new management team including Terry Butcher, Ian Durrant and Ally McCoist.
Wilkins has been out of football for over two years when he was sacked by Aston Villa where he was assistant to Tim Sherwood.
These days the 61-year-old concentrates on his career as a nice guy in the media following Scottish football from a distance.
Wilkins was lured to Ibrox in the eighties by David Murray as the Ibrox club began to exploit various tax loopholes with the midfielder joining from Paris Saint Germain and Mark Hateley coming in from Monaco.
Like a limitless overdraft from the Bank of Scotland and offshore tax trusts those days are long gone with the current club getting by month by month on soft loans from directors.
Despitre five years of misery Wilkins, known as Butch in his playing days, made an impassioned Come-And-Get-Me plea when he spoke to Jim White on TalkSPORT.
“I’m in the frame,” he claimed.”I’d love to be able to help a wonderful football club get back on its feet.
“I’m 61 years of age. I have experienced some of the finest times of my life at Ibrox with some of the finest people I have met in football.
“These things have to come back to the people that are playing at the moment. They are not getting the enjoyment and, trust me, the joy of being at a club like that is absolutely incredible.
“We need some people in there that know what it’s like to play for Rangers.”
Looking overall at the managerial vacancy Butch added: “They have to get an ex-Ranger. This is an institution. This isn’t a football club. This is a huge global institution.
“You have Alex McLeish, Ian Durrant, Barry Ferguson, Terry Butcher, Ally McCoist out there. These guys have seen it and done it and want to do it again – myself included.”