Rangers legend Barry Ferguson thinks he dodged a bullet by missing out on a role in Pedro Caixinha’s coaching team – after being one of a number of ex-Gers interviewed for the role.

The former Rangers captain admitted he “didn’t agree” with much of what was said by Caixinha but held out hope that the former Santos Laguna manager would be a success.

Jonatan Johansson eventually joined Caixinha’s backroom team but Ferguson claims that, “deep down” he knew after meeting Caixinha that “it wasn’t going to work” for the Portuguese at Ibrox.

“I certainly did dodge a bullet,” Ferguson told David Tanner on BT Sport, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“I’ll be honest with you, I met him and I spent just under two hours with him.

“And I didn’t agree with his philosophies and his methodologies – all this stuff he was coming out with.

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“But I left the meeting, I went into the car park and I wished him all the best.

“When I left Murray Park, I’ll be honest, I was hoping that he was going to be successful.

“Deep down, I knew it wasn’t going to work.”

Football Insider verdict

Ferguson spent months after not getting the role complaining about not getting it so it smacks a little of sour grapes. Since leaving Clyde, Ferguson hasn’t been back in the game – which may say something about his coaching ability – and missing out on bringing Ferguson isn’t something that anyone at Ibrox will be losing a wink of sleep over. If Ferguson is so keen to work at Auchenhowie then there will likely be a role within the Academy available for him – just like  a number of other ex-players – but there isn’t much chance of him getting a role with the first-team any time soon. Although Ferguson claims he dodged a bullet by missing out on the post, it’s more likely that it was Rangers who dodged a bullet by deciding instead to bring Johansson in. Having listened to Ferguson talk at length about his philosophies and methodologies it’s easy to see why the club went in a different direction.

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