Rangers icon Graeme Souness is 'open' to a return to the Ibrox board in an advisory role.

We told how Dave King had stepped down from his position as club chairman with Douglas Park stepping in for the South African as interim chairman for the time being.

Sky Sports presenter and event host David Tanner then revealed on social media a conversation he had with Souness just a few weeks ago where the 66-year-old admitted he'd be interested in an "advisory role" during a reshuffle at the top.

Tanner said: "I interviewed Graeme Souness at an event this month. When I asked if he’d return to Ibrox, he gave a lot of thought and said he’d fancy an advisory board-type role. Would fans like him as chairman?"

In a statement provided yesterday, Mr King said: “I thank all supporters, club management and the board for the magnificent support I received while guiding the club post regime change to put that specific crisis behind the club.

“It is a great pity that we now find ourselves part of this global crisis. The task team will continue to navigate the club through this difficult time while reporting to the full board.

“The deputy chairman Douglas Park will chair the board during the interim period and a new permanent chairman will be elected by the board at the next board meeting and will be announced immediately thereafter.”