Rangers coach Kevin Thomson aims dig at Ireland legend
Former Rangers star Kevin Thomson has joked that Robbie Keane is still in his back pocket after the pair famously faced off in an Old Firm clash.
Thomson left Keane in a heap in the opening moments of the 2010 clash between Rangers and bitter rivals Celtic, with the Republic of Ireland legend left looking bewildered as he struggled to find his feet in the Glasgow derby.
The Gers went on to win thanks to Maurice Edu’s last-minute winner to cap off a disappointing afternoon for Keane during his brief loan spell with Celtic.
Thomson joked 146-times ex-Ireland international Keane was “still there” after being asked by a fan if the 146-times capped striker had managed to get out his back pocket during Rangers Youth Development Company’s Q&A on Twitter.
#AskKevin has Robbie Keane managed to get out of your back pocket yet?
— Davie (@DavieG87) February 13, 2018
He is still there https://t.co/foJcITkMXy
— Rangers Youth DC (@rfc_rydc) February 15, 2018
The midfielder joined the Gers in January 2007 from Hibs and went on to make 109 appearances for the Ibrox giants and lifted two Scottish titles, two Scottish League Cups and a Scottish Cup as well as being in the side who lost to Zenit St. Petersburg in the 2008 UEFA Cup final.
After leaving in the summer of 2010 to join Middlesbrough, Thomson suffered a torrid time with injuries before eventually hanging his boots up at 31 after a spell with Dundee sandwiched between a further two spells back at Hibs.
Thomson has recently returned to Rangers in a coaching role with the club’s Academy working with the Gers’ Under-13’s.
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