By Danny Wright
Peter Lovenkrands is in-line for an unexpected return to the Rangers set up as Pedro Caixinha’s No. 3, according to a report.
The Daily Mail reports that the former Ibrox favourite is in a three way battle with Barry Ferguson and John Brown to become a part of Caixinha’s new-look coaching hierarchy.
The new Gers boss wants to bring in senior men that have an understanding of the Scottish Premiership club and the way Scottish football operates.
Lovenkrands is adored by the Rangers supporters after a glorious six-year spell as a player on the light blue half of Glasgow.
He is set to meet the Rangers board this week to be interviewed for the role as coach with a decision set to be made within the next few days.
Competition is rife though as Ferguson remains a nailed-on favourite for the job after he left his role as manager at Clyde last month.
Lovenkrands, 37, won all there is to win in Scotland as he helped the club to two Scottish league titles, three Scottish League Cups and one Scottish Cup.
He made 89 league appearances in his six-year stay at the Glasgow club and scored 37 goals before spending the rest of his playing days with Schalke, Newcastle and Birmingham.
The former striker retired from the game in 2014 following his release from the West Midlands club but he still remains a media presence at Ibrox.
In other Rangers news, a goalkeeper is confirmed to be in talks with the Light Blues.