Former Man City star ‘shortlisted’ by Rangers after Michael Beale sacking decision

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A former Manchester City midfielder is said to be in with a shot of landing a new job.

A former Manchester City star is said to be in the running for the Rangers job.

Rangers are on the lookout for a new boss after deciding to move on from Michael Beale, who was brought in from Queens Park Rangers in November of last year, and he failed to overcome Celtic last season. This term, Rangers have picked up 12 points from their first seven games, sitting seven points behind their biggest rivals.

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Beale has been dismissed after the disappointing start, and they are now searching for a replacement in a bid to turn things around.

According to Glasgow World, the Gers have put together a three-man shortlist early in the process, and that list featured former City midfielder Frank Lampard. The Chelsea legend last had a miserable interim spell at Stamford Bridge after spending time with Everton, Chelsea and Derby County.

Former Rangers and Millwall hard-man Kevin Muscat is also said to be under consideration, currently the manager of Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan after a spell in Belgium and in his home country Australia.

Last but not least, former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is also said to be in the mix after a short-term spell with Watford last season, coming in late in the campaign to see out the season. Wilder enjoued a successful spell with the Blades but went on to underwhelm at Middlesbrough before leaving that role in 2022.

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Rangers are said to be keen to avoid rushing the appointment, and they may yet add further candidates to their early three-man list. Particularly in the cases of Lampard and Wilder, both will be keen to get back into management after disappointing recent spells.

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