Rangers reserve team coach Peter Lovenkrands has been left “flattered” by St Johnstone’s reported interest in making him their new manager, Football Insider understands.
The Perthshire side are looking to appoint a new head coach following the departure of long-serving boss Tommy Wright, with the Dane said to be in the running by the Daily Record.
A source at Ibrox has told Football Insider that Lovenkrands would be honoured to be considered but that he has had no contact with the Gers’ Premiership rivals.
The source added that the former striker has aspirations of going into management after taking on a coaching role since hanging up his boots.
“He’s read the same stuff and was obviously flattered with being mentioned with the managerial job,” the source told Football Insider.
“He’s always had it out there he wants to be a manager, he’ll be looking to go from youth into the first team.”
Lovenkrands returned to the Glasgow giants, where he made over 120 appearances as a player, as a part-time coach back in 2017 before taking on a full-time position in June 2018.
St Johnstone are looking for a new manager for the first time in seven years after they announced Wright’s departure earlier this month.
🔵⚪️| THE END OF AN ERA
The Club can today announce that we have parted company with long-serving, Scottish Cup-winning Manager Tommy Wright.
— St. Johnstone FC (@StJohnstone) May 2, 2020
The 56-year-old initially joined the club as assistant manager in 2011 and was promoted to the top job in 2013.
He helped the Saints secure their first major national trophy in their history in 2014, guiding his side to the Scottish Cup final where they beat Dundee United.
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