Former Scotland international Barry Ferguson is being tipped to take the managerial reins at Hamilton Academical.

Record Sport reports that the 35-year old Blackpool midfielder has emerged as an early frontrunner for the Accies job after Billy Reid was sacked last week.

Ex-Rangers and Birmingham City ace Ferguson is likely to be offered a new Seasiders contract by Paul Ince but could be swayed by the proposal to retire as a player and kickstart his manager's career with Hamilton.

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