Ex-Rangers midfielder confirms he wants Ibrox return, slams Caixinha man management
By Danny Wright
Former Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson has admitted that he would not say no to the chance to return to Ibrox in the coaching set-up.
Thomson, 33, played for the Light Blues between 2007 and 2010, winning two Premiership titles before going on to have spells with Middlesbrough, Hibernian and Dundee.
Now, the Edinburgh-born ex-Gers ace has thrown his hat into the ring to return as part of a new-look backroom staff that is likely to be assembled once a new manager is found.
Rangers have been hunting for a new permanent manager since Pedro Caixinha was sacked four weeks ago.
The Portuguese boss was widely criticised for his methods in Glasgow, and Thomson also hasn’t shied away from doing that, mainly pointing the finger at his man management skills.
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“I’d like to,” said Thomson, when asked if he’d want to return as a coach, as show on BT Sport Football’s official Twitter account on Friday. “I think a lot of ex-players have been linked with potentially going back and I’d be no different.
“It’s a hard one with Pedro,” he added.
“He did a lot of things wrong. I think he alienated too many players and never got the best out of the players he brought in.”
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Rangers are yet to make any significant move to find a new manager, with it seeming as though they are struggling to put together the money to get their appointment right.
Caixinha was sacked just seven months into a three-year deal at Ibrox after a series of underwhelming results.
He oversaw the humiliating Europa League exit to Progres in the summer, as well as failing to win three games in a row and losing 5-1 to bitter rivals Celtic on two occasions.