Rangers discuss sensational move for rookie coach snubbed by Caixinha - report
Rangers have discussed about making a move for Barry Ferguson to appoint him as the new No 3 at Ibrox, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims that Ferguson, 39, may be poised for a “sensational” move to Ibrox to become a part of the new coaching set-up as the Gers gear up an approach for Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes and his assistant Tony Docherty.
It is understood that Pedro Caixinha had interviewed Ferguson when he was hired by the Light Blues earlier this year but the Portuguese boss snubbed the rookie coach and instead hired Jonatan Johansson.
Ferguson has very little coaching experience with his only permanent role being in charge of Clyde.
He quit the Cumbernauld club in February after three years in the hotseat and is yet to make a return to coaching.
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Football Insider Verdict
Ferguson will probably be a good appointment to the backroom staff. He is a true modern day hero of the club and his influence will no doubt rub off on those players who are looking to make a name for themselves at Ibrox in a similar way as he did. McInnes, Doherty and Ferguson should make a good team. It’s not just seems a matter of when and not if the Gers will get in the Aberdeen manager as they prepare an approach. It’s hard to see McInnes turning down a return to the Glasgow club, even tough he seemed frustrated by speculation on Sunday. However the Scot has done little himself to quell speculation and has never actually ruled himself out.