Rangers manager Graeme Murty looks set to have reinforcements in the dugout next week with the Gers on the brink of appointing Northern Irishman Jimmy Nicholl as Murty’s assistant until the end of the season.
Nicholl is currently with Falkirk – whose manager confirmed talks were ongoing – but is set to move to Ibrox next week before they jet out to the USA to take part in the Florida Cup.
Nicholl is no stranger to Ibrox having grown up a fan of the Ibrox giants before two stints as a player in the 1980s.
The addition of a very experienced coach alongside Murty should help the Gers boss push his side on and find the consistency that they’ve lacked so far this season.
Nicholl has been around the course a few times – both at club and international level – and brings a wealth of knowledge to a very inexperienced backroom staff at Ibrox.
As part if Michael O’Neill’s management team with Northern Ireland, Nicholl was in the dugout at last summer’s European Championship in France as well as throughout the recent World Cup qualifying campaign.
With Murty in the job until the end of the season at least, he’s going to need all the help he can get and this move marks the start of what is going to be a good January for the Gers.