Date: 22nd February 2017 at 12:34pm
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Former Scottish Football Association performance director Mark Wotte is the latest man to be linked with a managerial role at Ibrox, but his could be as part of a different structure, reports The Scottish Sun.

Names such as Frank De Boer, Alex McLeish and Craig Moore have all been linked with taking over from Mark Warburton, but more in a straightforward managerial capacity, Wotte is believed to be interested in taking on a role as Director of Football.

This is a move the Rangers hierarchy could favour following their recent disappointments, as the club have struggled to mount a serious challenge to Celtic’s title charge.

And Wotte says he’s keen to be part of a new managerial set-up at Ibrox.

The Dutchman said: ‘To get Rangers back to European level, that is one of the ultimate challenges in football, so I wouldn’t walk away from that challenge.

‘There is a lot of potential there, a lot of history and they play now in the Scottish Premiership but they have to make one, two or three steps to get back into Europe.

‘I would be delighted to get my hands on a job like that but I know there are a lot of names going on and former Rangers people involved.’

Wotte is currently performance director of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, but could be tempted by a move back to Scottish football with Rangers, who currently sit third in the Premiership, 30 points behind league leaders Celtic.

Former Reading and Southampton defender Graeme Murty is expected to continue in his role as caretaker boss as the club wait until the summer before bringing in a new manager.

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