GUSTAVO Poyet is believed to be latest high-profile manager to express an interest in becoming manager of Rangers.

The 49-year-old Uruguayan, who managed in the Barclays Premier League with Sunderland and won the League One title with Brighton and Hove Albion, is out of work following his resignation from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua six weeks ago, and is thought to have had his name put forward to director of football Mark Allen as a potential replacement for Pedro Caixinha at Ibrox.

He is now waiting to hear whether the Govan side will take the application further, with further moves to fill the position set to take place during the international break.

After the failed Caixinha experiment, the club are thought to be keen to opt for a British manager, with Derek McInnes, of Aberdeen, still thought to be the clear front runner for the post. While the likes of Alex McLeish could yet come into contention, and perhaps even Alan Pardew, Rangers will be keen to leave no stone unturned and the link with Poyet is an intriguing one. After spending seven illustrious years as a player at Chelsea and Tottenham, he then spent six years with decent success as a manager in England. Recent years have also seen him spend time in Greek football at AEK Athens, in La Liga with Real Betis and Shanghai, where he worked with the likes of Carlos Tevez and Demba Ba.

The father of Diego, the one-time West Ham prodigy who the club were linked with back in the days of Mark Warburton, Poyet’s ability to work with British players and Latin ones such as Alfredo Morelos, Carlos Pena, and Eduardo Herrera may hold some appeal for the Ibrox board. It was reported last week that Michel Preud’homme, the former Standard Liege, FC Twente and Cluyb Bruges manager, had also expressed interest in the position.