Manchester United first-team coach Michael Carrick has been identified as a surprise contender to replace Steven Gerrard as Rangers manager by Charlie Adam.
The Liverpool legend left Glasgow last week to take up a new role as head coach of Aston Villa, taking most of his Rangers backroom staff with him, and the Scottish giants are now on the hunt for a successor.
They are expected to go down a similar route of appointing an up-and-coming player-turned-coach, with Giovanni van Bronckhorst currently the favourite to land the job.
‘He has been at Manchester United, a big club, good coach. It was a gamble with Steven.
Will they go down that same route? Will they go for an experienced name? There will only be three or four people that know.’
Carrick was first appointed to United’s backroom team when Jose Mourinho was in charge but impressed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enough to be kept on, while he has been in talks with the club over an extension – though the club’s recent poor form may have stalled negotiations.