Exclusive: Pundit claims Rangers could suffer 'Massive loss' as senior figure plots Ibrox exit

Alan Hutton says Peter Lovenkrands would be a “massive loss” for Rangers should he leave to take charge of Kilmarnock.

The former Gers star and close friend of the Dane, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that Steven Gerrard would be losing a very popular member of the coaching staff.

Having spoken to his old teammate, Hutton revealed exclusively to Football Insider that Kilmarnock had made an approach to Lovenkrands about taking over the vacant manager’s role at Rugby Park.

Speaking about the impact it might have at Ibrox, Hutton says the Gers would be losing a key member of the reserve coaching staff but that he knows Lovenkrands will be tempted to leave.

“He would be a massive miss,” Hutton told Football Insider.

“He’s got a great relationship with all the players, they really love his coaching, his manner, his style and the way he goes about things so it would be a massive loss.

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“At the same time, I know what he’s like. He’ll obviously want to step out into a big job also.” 

Lovenkrands, 39, has been a part of the coaching staff at Ibrox since 2017, initially returning to the club on a part-time basis.

In June 2018 the former Newcastle, Birmingham and Denmark striker confirmed that he would be joining the club permanently as a reserve team coach.

In a six-year spell as a player at Rangers, Lovenkrands played 182 times and scored 54 goals before heading to German outfit Schalke.

In other Rangers news, Darren Bent says it is a “massive disappointment” as one man prepares to leave the Gers.