Le Guen signs on at Rangers in three-year deal

March 11, 2006

Rangers have agreed a three-year deal with Paul Le Guen to become the club's new manager next season.

The former Lyon coach will succeed Alex McLeish, who is stepping down at the end of this season.

The ex-France midfielder, who also played for Paris St Germain, guided Lyon to three successive league titles before leaving last summer.

Rangers chairman David Murray has courted Le Guen for several weeks but was delighted to make the announcement.

But the Ibrox chief also credited McLeish for his work since succeeding Dick Advocaat in December 2001.

Murray told the club's website, www.rangers.co.uk: 'I am pleased Paul has agreed to join Rangers.

'His track record speaks for itself and hopefully he will bring future success to the club.

'I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Alex McLeish for his achievements, having secured seven trophies in four and a half years.'