Confirmed: Rangers 'delighted' as key January deal is completed
Rangers have announced the appointment of Jimmy Nicholl as their new assistant manager to Graeme Murty.
Nicholl, who had two stints as a player at Ibrox brings with him a wealth of managerial experience, having worked at both international and club level football.
The news was announced on the official Rangers Twitter page on Thursday afternoon.
???? #RangersFC are today delighted to confirm the appointment of Jimmy Nicholl as the club’s new assistant manager.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 4, 2018
His most recent jobs have also been assistant manager, to Paul Hartley at Falkirk, and also helping out Michael O’Neill’s number two with the Northern Ireland senior team.
The 61-year-old manager has won five major honours with the Club as a player, three Scottish League cups and also winning the League twice under Graeme Souness.
Reflecting upon his time as a player for Rangers, the Candian born manager spoke to the official Club website.
“I got the opportunity all those years ago with John Greig and Jock Wallace, and then I thought that was going to be it, I’d had my wee spell and fulfilled one of my ambitions.
“Then, three years later I was back with Graeme Souness and Walter Smith. Then, again I thought that was it after that.”
Nicholls admits that he is incredibly excited to come back to Rangers,
“But 30 years later to have the opportunity to go back to Rangers in this capacity as assistant manager with Graeme Murty, I am so excited and chuffed to bits that Graeme has given me this opportunity.”
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