By Danny Wright

Kris Boyd has slammed the approach that Rangers have taken towards hiring a new coach.

A host of former Ibrox stars have been linked with becoming part of Pedro Caixinha’s backroom set-up in recent weeks.

Peter Lovenkrands, Nacho Novo, Barry Ferguson and Jonatan Johansson have all been connected with the No 3 role and Boyd thinks that the search is becoming a bit of a sideshow.

“I can understand the pull of it but it seems every player who used to play for Rangers has been linked with the job,” said the ex-Gers striker, as quoted by the Herald.

“For me, I don’t know if it’s something he [Caixinha] wants to do or if it’s been forced upon him. When you see there’s been a list of candidates drawn up and you still can’t get one after four or five weeks, I don’t know what’s going on.”

Caixinha has been in charge of the Light Blues since mid-March after a month-long wait to find a permanent successor to Mark Warburton, who left Ibrox in controversial circumstances in February.

The Portuguese manager won his first game against Hamilton before the international break but was held to a disappointing draw by Motherwell on Saturday.

Gers may have to settle for a third-place finish in the Scottish Premiership as there is now a 13 point gap between the Glasgow club and second-placed Aberdeen.

Boyd made over 200 appearances in all competitions in his time at Rangers, scoring 115 goals.

He is currently playing for Kilmarnock, who are Gers’ next opponents on Wednesday night.

The 33-year-old has found the net eight times this season in 23 league appearances as Killie sit seventh in the standings.

In other Rangers news, Caixinha has made an emphatic decision on his strikers.

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