By Danny Wright
Pedro Caixinha has revealed that he has prepared a shortlist of coaches that he wants as his assistant manager at Rangers.
The new Ibrox boss also confirmed that his new assistant will be Scottish.
The Scottish Sun reported that Kenny Miller could be in line to become a new first-team coach at the club while Helder Baptista was expected to become Caixinha’s new right-hand man.
“I am about to assess my Scottish assistant and I have a list of candidates,” said Caixinha in a press conference today as quoted by the official Rangers Twitter account.
PC: I am about to assess my Scottish assistant and I have a list of candidates.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) March 16, 2017
Rangers began life under Caixinha this week after he watched on from the stands at Celtic Park for the Old Firm derby on Sunday.
He saw Clint Hill rescure a late point for the Light Blues to cancel out a first half strike from Stuart Armstrong in what was only the second time this season Brendan Rodgers’ side have failed to win a domestic match.
Caixinha takes charge from caretaker manager Graeme Murty who only managed to win one of four league games while managing the club.
However Murty did manage to keep Gers within a chance of silverware this season as he helped them reach the semi-final of the Scottish Cup, where they will again face Celtic at Hampden Park.
The Portuguese boss manages his first Rangers game on Saturday when they welcome Hamilton to Ibrox.
Gers will then have a two week gap between fixtures due to the international break which will give Caixinha plenty of time to think about his new assistant.
In other Rangers news, chairman Dave King hands Caixinha a massive transfer boost.