ALLY McCOIST has been told that Scotland defender Christophe Berra would be interested in a move to Rangers.

The player's agent, Eric Walters, has invited the Ibrox boss to open discussions over his out-of-contract player who has left Wolves.

Walters has also made it clear that Berra's primary consideration in his next move is not money after he revealed the ex-Hearts ace had already knocked back interest from two Russian clubs.

The chance to take his young family back to Scotland is also understood to outweigh Berra's concerns over dropping down to ply his trade in the Scottish Second Division.

Walters said: "Rangers are a huge club and one with a worldwide following and appeal, and what I would say to Ally McCoist is that if he has an interest in Christophe he should call me.

"Christophe is 28 now and at the peak of his performance as a centre-back and his next move is very important.

"But I can say that it is not all about money. If that were the case then Christophe would have gone to Russia by now as we have had two offers from there for him."

Meanwhile, Rangers chief executive Craig Mather has vowed that Gers are looking forward to playing a lead role in the new SPFL which was formed on Thursday night and which has given full membership and voting rights to the Ibrox club.

Mather said: "This is the status Rangers should have and we look forward to playing a full and leading part in the rebuilding of Scottish football.

"That's what all of us – everyone who cares about the game should be working towards.

"It is also important that Rangers' voice be heard because this club is too big and too important to be ignored.

"Stage one has been completed but the journey continues and we hope to meet and make many more friends along the way.

"However, now that we are full members we will be determined to make our own views on the game's future known.

"Everyone knows Rangers have had to tread carefully but we will now be moving forward with greater purpose and determination on and off the pitch as well as within the corridors of power."