Lee McCulloch in frame for Rangers coaching role

LEE McCulloch could be in line for a return to Rangers – just weeks after he was freed by the Ibrox side.

Lee McCulloch in action for Rangers. Picture: SNS
Lee McCulloch in action for Rangers. Picture: SNS

McCulloch, 37, is being considered for a coaching role back at the club he has served as a player for the last eight seasons.

The veteran was wanted by Kilmarnock, with manager Gary Locke keen to add him to his coaching staff. But McCulloch rejected the offer and is now understood to be very much in the thoughts of Rangers’ new management team of Mark Warburton and David Weir, the latter a former team-mate.

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Rangers recruited a new player yesterday, with goalkeeper Wes Foderingham joining the Championship club then claiming he had been lured north by the prospect of playing Champions League football.

Lee McCulloch in action for Rangers. Picture: SNS

The 6ft 1in keeper has left Swindon Town to sign a three-year contract with the option of another season.

The 24-year-old revealed Warburton, who is continuing his attempts to sign John Eustace, had sold him on a move to Ibrox with his ambition. “He just said he’s got a three-year plan,” Foderingham said. “Get out of the Championship, challenge in the SPL and obviously get into the Champions League.

“That suits me down to the ground. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get into Europe and hopefully we can get there within three years.

“The long-term vision is what made me choose Rangers. This is a massive club – the most successful in the world trophies-wise, and I just wanted to come to be a part of that.

“We want to get back to the Premiership and challenge, and there is European football beyond that too. If I joined a Championship side, I wouldn’t get that opportunity.”

Foderingham shares an experience with several former Rangers players – having a bust-up with former Celtic forward Paolo Di Canio.

The then 20-year-old kicked a water bottle in disgust after his boss Di Canio substituted him after 20 minutes of a match at Preston when Swindon were two goals down.

Di Canio later labelled him “arrogant” and “unprofessional” but the goalkeeper focused on the positive memories of his relationship with the Italian.

“He’s a good man to be fair,” Foderingham said. “He knows his football, he’s a good coach and I’m sure everyone knows about his other side. He’s a fiery character and makes for good entertainment for you guys. We had a good relationship.

“I’m sure a lot of people say things in the heat of the moment after games. It’s sort of a unique situation.

“Tempers got the better of