Rangers Academy coach Kevin Thomson has admitted he has “prepared” himself to be ready to become a manager – and insists he would be “comfortable” tomorrow if handed the reins at a club.
Thomson has been named as a possible candidate to take charge of Scottish Premiership new boys Livingston and revealed he would be interested in taking over at the Tony Macaroni Arena.
The former Gers ace only joined the coaching staff at Ibrox at the beginning of 2018 but revealed that he wants to “aim as high” as he can as a coach.
“I’ve prepared myself to be ready. I could take the job tomorrow and I’d be comfortable in doing it” Thomson said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“Do I want the job? I’d be interested in it. It’s a great job, a big job.
“I want to aim as high as I can as a young coach. The transition for me – and I’m hoping I’ll be right – is that doing what I’m doing is a harder thing than doing something that I’m used to.”
Football Insider verdict:
Thomson has all the attributes to make a good manager and, although it would be a shame to see him leave, he would do well at Livingston. The former midfielder has built a really impressive reputation as a coach and a chance to take the reins on his own would give him a chance to show exactly what he can do. Thomson is incredibly passionate about football and has a fantastic understanding of how the game should be played. Although Livingston is as tough a first job as he’s likely to get just now, it would show real guts to take the jump to a side most expect to get relegated straight back to the Championship. Thomson could take the easy option and remain and Rangers – and he’d be most welcome to – but if he’s offered the job at Livi, he’ll likely jump at it. With a host of promising young managers already in Scottish football, Thomson would be a great addition to that.
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