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EXCLUSIVE: Rangers Line Up Shock Move For Felix Magath

EXCLUSIVE: Rangers Line Up Shock Move For Felix Magath

Rangers are lining up a shock Ibrox role for German boss Felix Magath.

Talking Baws understands the former Fulham gaffer stayed in a Cumbernauld hotel last weekend with his agent.

By Kyran Wallace – @kyrano14

And despite the club’s financial issues, it’s believed the board could be considering Magath as either a direct replacement for Ally McCoist or in a Director of Football role.

The latter may look unlikely given Derek Llambias’ arrival as chief executive – but Mike Ashley – who effectively holds power at the club – has been known to favour the role at Newcastle United.

Rangers have been without a manager since McCoist was placed on gardening leave in December.

And Magath has been out of work since he was sacked as Fulham boss in September, following just four wins from 20 games in charge at Craven Cottage.

His unconventional methods may appeal to Rangers supporters disillusioned with some of the performances from their team this season.

At one point during his spell at Fulham, Magath is believed to have told defender Brede Hangeland to treat an injury with cheese.

And fans may be excited at a possible role for Magath given his impressive record in Germany with Stuttgart, Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg and Schalke 04 among others.

But any move for Magath may be put on hold while the club solves its off-field issues.

The Ibrox board this week rejected an £18million bid from American businessman Robert Sarver, claiming it undervalued the club.

And Kenny McDowall has so far been told he is in charge of the first team until the end of the season as he chases promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

We understand former Rangers director of communications Jim Traynor was also at the hotel on the same morning as Magath but we have been unable to confirm whether his presence was related to the German.

 Rangers fans, what’s your view? Is Magath welcome? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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