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Craig Brown urges troubled Rangers to bring back Walter Smith

By Graham Luney

The odds are shortening on Walter Smith taking charge of Rangers for a third time.

And former Scotland boss Craig Brown believes the 66-year-old is the right man to steady the troubled Glasgow club as it lurches from one crisis to another.

Ex-Derby and Forest manager Billy Davies is the bookies' favourite to become the long-term successor to Ally McCoist, who has been put on 'gardening leave' with a year of his Rangers contract to run.

Brown, however, believes Davies would be better employed as assistant to Smith (right), who won 10 titles in his previous two spells with Rangers.

"I would bring back Walter; I'd knock his door down until he said he would do it for three years," said Brown.

"I think Billy would countenance being number two to Walter. That would be a dream team for Rangers in my opinion.

"Billy is excellent on the training ground, in team meetings, in the dressing room and in his knowledge of the game - I have the highest regards for him as a football exponent."

The Rangers board, meanwhile, were greeted with chants of "out, out, out" from disgruntled fans when they took their seats at the club's AGM at Ibrox yesterday.

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