Rangers could be forced to fight to keep hold of Mark Warburton in the new year after Fulham identified the Englishman as a serious candidate to take charge at Craven Cottage.
Warburton earned plaudits for his work in the Championship with Brentford last term, but departed after a disagreement over how to move forward with the club's owner.
He took charge at Rangers and has revitalised the Gers, putting them firmly on course to return to the Scottish Premiership – but his work has not gone unnoticed.
Indeed, according to the BBC, Fulham are keen to consider Warburton as their potential new manager. The Cottagers, who sacked Kit Symons last month, are now on the Englishman's tail.
Fulham accept they may be forced to wait until the January transfer window to make progress in their bid to lure Warburton away from Ibrox.
While Warburton has cut a happy figure at Rangers, his family still continue to live in London, the city he is from.
Rangers are though likely to fight hard to ensure the Englishman remains at Ibrox.