AMIENS manager Oswald Tanchot has revealed midfielder Bongani Zungu will return to France at the end of his loan spell with Rangers.

The South African made the switch to Ibrox last summer and Steven Gerrard has first option on making the move permanent as part of the loan agreement.

But Zungu won't be staying in Glasgow for Rangers' Premiership title defence and a crack at the Champions League after failing to convince in recent months.

The 28-year-old is currently serving a Scottish FA suspension after breaching Covid regulations alongside Nathan Patterson, Calvin Bassey, Brian Kinnear and Dapo Mebude.

He has made 21 appearances in all competitions for Rangers this term but his Amiens manager has now confirmed that he will return ahead of their Ligue 2 campaign next term.

Tanchot said: "This season we have used 40 players which is far, far too much. It's hard to create anything with that turnaround.

"For next season, we won't have the services of loan players Molla Wague and Racine Coly who will return to their parent club.

"But we will have Bongani Zungu back, who has a year left of his contract with us."