How Ryan Kent could be handed post Rangers lifeline by Jose Mourinho

Fenerbahce outcast Ryan Kent
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Ryan Kent could be handed an unlikely lifeline at Fenerbahce by Jose Mourinho.

The ex-Rangers star has endured a miserable 12 months in Turkey since leaving Ibrox last summer. Kent made just 18 appearances for the Istanbul outfit - including just nine starts - as he spent his debut campaign on the fringes. The Yellow Canaries attempted to cut ties with the former Liverpool winger in January and was on the verge of joining Lazio before the deal collapsed.

Kent, 27, still has three years left on his lucrative deal but reports earlier in the week suggested Fenerbahce would try to rip up his contract in order to allow him to return to England.

However, the bombed out attacker could be given a fresh chance by incoming manager Mourinho after it was revealed the Special One has verbally agreed a two-year deal with Fenerbahce. The iconic Portuguese boss has been out of work since being sacked by Roma in January but is now poised to replace Ismail Kartal as the Turkish Super Lig giants' new boss.

Fenerbahce finished second in the league to fierce rivals Galatasaray this season, missing out on the title by three points.