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Alex McLeish believes that Rangers managerial candidate Philippe Clement has the ‘right mentality’ to take over Gers top job, but former boss stressed that recruitment is key.

Speaking at Hampden this afternoon ahead of Scotland’s Euro 2024 qualifier with Spain, McLeish was quizzed about the vacant Ibrox hotseat.

He said: “He’ll definitely have the right mentality having that success behind him. He’s young enough, it’s not as if he passed it or anything. He’s young enough to come in and take the lead.

“Again, has he got the right the recruitment? Can he look at the players and can he improve the current players that are there with his style of play or his managerial skills, that is the key. Or do Rangers have to go into their purse again and look for more money for other players.”

McLeish is also well aware of the other leading candidate for the Light Blues job, Kevin Muscat, whom he managed during Rangers 2003 treble winning campaign.

He believes that the Australian would also be a positive appointment, should the Gers board choose to the bring the current Yokohama F. Marinos boss back to Scotland.

He added: “I’ve kept in touch with him over the years, him and Craig (Moore). He’s a good lad and when he was in Belgium, some journalists kept in touch with me and said he was doing well.

“Obviously with Postecoglou doing so well as an Australian coming to these shores then Australian coaches are going to be looked at very closely, especially with Kevin’s association with Rangers.”