Former Rangers defender Frank de Boer is now a potential candidate to take the managerial job at Ibrox, if the board decide to get rid of interim manager Graeme Murty at the end of the season, according to HITC.

Murty has been in the role since late October, after Pedro Caixinha was sackd by the Gers after a disappointing start to the season.

Murty has done an impressive job but a few results have been disappointing, leading to uncertainty as to whether he will be in the Ibrox hot seat next season.

Meanwhile, De Boer, who made 17 appearances in the Red, White and Blue, is on the lookout for a new job and to rebuild his reputation.

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De Boer was most recently manager of Crystal Palace, where he was sacked after four games, and prior to that he was sacked as manager of Inter Milan.

However, he famously did an excellent job at Ajax where he built the club, the youth system and won four successive league titles.

With de Boer on the look for a new job, and Murty not having many games left to convince the Rangers board, if he hasn’t already, that he is the right man for the job, the former Rangers defender may be on for a return to Ibrox with a more important role this time.