Rangers news: Fans react to impending Johansson arrival

By Wayne Veysey

9th Apr, 2017 | 3:30pm

Fans react on Twitter to speculation big-name Rangers arrival is imminent

By Alex Stevens

Rangers fans are ready to welcome former striker Jonatan Johansson to the club amid reports he will be appointed on Pedro Caixinha’s coaching staff in the coming days.

The Scottish Sun claim the Finn, 41, has beaten a number of Rangers icons to to clinch the No3 spot on the Caixinha’s backroom team.

It is said that the new manager has made up his mind to give the job to Johansson and he will be announced by Rangers within the next 48 hours.

Supporters believe that Johansson, who has had development coaching roles at Motherwell and Morton and is also the assistant manager for the Finland national team, would be a sensible appointment.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

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The Scottish Sun report that Johansson, who spent three years at Rangers from 1997 to 2000, impressed Caxinha during a face-to-face interview last week.

He was reportedly the fifth former player to be interviewed by Caixinha for the coaching role following Alex Rae and Ibrox icons Barry Ferguson, Peter Lovenkrands and John Brown.

Johansson’s knowledge of the club, his contacts outside of Scotland and experience in development coaching roles at Morton and Motherwell appear to have been decisive in Caixhina’s belief he should be the man alongside him in the technical area.

Johansson is also a veteran of the Premier League, spending six years at Charlton during their days as an established top-flight club.

In other Rangers news, one of the club’s midfielders has agreed the terms of a mammoth new deal.

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