By Harry Sykes

Former Rangers star Peter Lovenkrands has revealed he is delighted to be back working again at Ibrox after his first day on the job as a youth coach.

Lovenkrands was a fan favourite during his six years at Rangers as a player, where he made 129 appearances and scored 37 goals.

He left the club in 2006, joining Schalke before spells at Newcastle and finally Birmingham where he retired in 2014.

Rangers confirmed that he’d joined the backroom staff back in May, when they released this statement on their official website.

“Peter Lovenkrands will return to the club in a part-time capacity to work with a team in the intermediate phase. He has recently completed his UEFA A Licence and is keen to commence a coaching career.”

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Now, on his first day back at the club on Wednesday, he shared an Instagram message with the fans, saying it “feels good” to be wearing the badge again.

Lovenkrands will be hoping he can help manager Pedro Caixinha turn things around at Rangers, after a disappointing season back in the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers only managed third in the league, 39 points behind Celtic and one place behind Aberdeen.

Rangers have already been dumped out of the Europa League by Luxembourg minnows Progres Niedercorn in a shock 2-1 result on aggregate. 

Rangers first league game of the new season is away at Motherwell on August 6.

In other Rangers news, the club is planning a summer swoop for this Manchester United midfielder.