By Wayne Veysey

30th Mar, 2017 | 1:49pm

Caixinha: I'm confident of announcing new Rangers arrival early next month

By Alex Stevens

Pedro Caixinha has revealed that he is hopeful of unveiling the last member of his Rangers coaching staff at the start of April.

The Portugese explained on Thursday at his media briefing, as quoted by the official Rangers Twitter account, that he is in the final stages of appointing his number three.

Caixinha, who has been interviewing candidates in the last week for the coveted position, revealed that the process was about to be concluded.

“I hope to decide this week and announce the week after next,” said the newly appointed Rangers manager.

The Portugese, 46, is looking to complete his backroom team with a former Rangers player who has an excellent knowledge of Scottish football and a strong connection with the club.

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It has been reported that the five men in the running are Jonatan Johansson, who spent three years at Rangers from 1997 to 2000, Alex Rae and Ibrox icons Barry Ferguson, Peter Lovenkrands and John Brown.

The Scottish Sun claim that ex-Clyde manager Ferguson, 39, and former St Mirren and Dundee boss Rae, 47, are the frontrunners to get the nod from Caixinha.

The former Qatar-based manager has overseen only one match to date, a thumping 4-0 Scottish Premiership win against Hamilton.

He has spent the last 10 days preparing the team for the end-of-season run-in as they aim to narrow the eight-point gap on second-placed Aberdeen.

Celtic are 33 points ahead of Rangers in the Scottish Premiership and set to win the title immediately after the international break.

In other Rangers news, one of the club’s midfielders has agreed the terms of a mammoth new deal.

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