By Daniel Lewis

21st Nov, 2023 | 2:10pm

Neil Warnock puts name forward for future Rangers or Celtic managerial role

Neil Warnock says he is a big fan of Rangers and would love to one day manage the club.

The veteran manager, who holds a Guinness World Record for the most promotions achieved to the English Premier League (four), was recently touted as a candidate to succeed Michael Beale.

Warnock is not ruling out one day managing the Gers, and he would also consider coaching at Celtic or elsewhere in Scotland if presented with the chance to do so.

“I’ve always wanted to have a go at Celtic and Rangers,” he told Sky Sports [21 November]. “I love Rangers.

“I’m a Rangers fan because Ally McCoist is Rangers, and me and him go against Alan Brazil who’s a mad Celtic fan.

“I remember going to Celtic when Gordon Strachan was there and he invited me into his office. It was a great day.

“I mean, the passion of Celtic and Rangers fans… I’ve always thought the same about the Edinburgh clubs.”

No chance

Having Warnock in charge is a fun thought and, as easy as it is to knock him, supporters at every club he has managed seem to love him.

The Englishman also has the best record around in terms of promotions – not just from the English Championship, but in leagues lower down.

Managing Rangers is a different beast, however, as there is so little room for error.

Besides, with his 75th birthday just a couple of weeks away, it seems highly unlikely Warnock will ever be in a position to manage the Gers now.

Seeing him elsewhere in the Scottish Premiership, perhaps at a club looking to stay afloat at the bottom end of the division, would be good fun.

Better yet, surely now is the time for Warnock to finally enjoy his retirement with much-talked-about wife Sharon somewhere nice and warm.

Warnock deserves respect, but there is simply no chance of him ever managing Rangers.

In other Rangers news, Stevie Clifford has named the two players who could help bring funds to the club in January.