St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has been named as a possible contender to replace Steven Gerrard at Rangers after the England legend quit Ibrox to take the reins at Aston Villa.

According to The Athletic, Davidson is “rated” by the Ibrox hierarchy as sporting director Ross Wilson begins the search for a new manager.

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The St Johnstone boss wrote his name into the club’s folklore last season when he guided them to a historic Scottish Cup and League Cup double – the first time any club outside the Old Firm had lifted both domestic trophies in the same season in 30 years.

Davidson’s side – like Rangers – are preparing for a Scottish League Cup semi-final after the international break and the Perth boss would be a huge loss if he was to leave McDiarmid Park.

While Davidson isn’t Rangers’ top candidate to replace Gerrard, the fact he’s being mentioned as a contender will worry St Johnstone after the incredible job he has done for the Saints.

After only taking charge of St Johnstone at the start of last season, Davidson has quickly made a name for himself in management after last season’s double success – although his lack of experience may put Rangers off.

Since taking the reins at McDiarmid Park, Davidson has only taken charge of 70 games, winning 25, but his impressive Cup record sees his side remain unbeaten in any of the domestic cups under his management.

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