'Unbelievable' - Rangers fans react on Twitter as Johansson arrives at Ibrox
By Danny Wright
Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on the club’s announcement that Jonatan Johansson has become Pedro Caixinha’s No 3.
The Light Blues confirmed in a statement on their official website that Johansson will become the new assistant coach at Ibrox – however a lot of supporters admitted that he wouldn’t have been their first choice to take the role.
Barry Ferguson, Peter Lovenkrands and Alex Rae were also touted to become a part of Caixinha’s backroom staff, but the 41-year-old ex-Finland international is the man that Caixinha has pinpointed to help him take the club forward.
The Portuguese manager, who was put in charge of the Glasgow club in March, is looking to make an overhaul of the club’s coaching staff and the move for Johansson was the first part of his strategy.
A huge summer lies ahead for Caixinha and Rangers as they look to narrow down the gap between themselves and Old Firm rivals Celtic.
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Johansson, who played 71 times and scored 25 goals during his playing days at Ibrox, will have seen his appointment met with mixed reviews, with some fans labelling the deal as strange.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Gers fans about his deal being confirmed:
Should be our barry
— Beth x (@Titch9x) April 9, 2017
Welcome home JJ. Favourite memory was his goal away to Bayer Leverkusen in a memorable European night ????????
— Stuart Kilpatrick (@Stuart1872Rfc) April 9, 2017
Have to admit…… I did not see this appointment coming.
JJ must have impressed in interview.
— RTID (@ScottSmcg10) April 9, 2017
— Gary Sherlock ????⚪️???? (@gary_sherlock) April 9, 2017
Welcome back JJ great progressive appointment ????⚪️????
— GloriousGuru (@AlvesHereFurEBT) April 9, 2017
Welcome back JJ, not my 1st choice but will support him and the team as always.
— Andy (@andy1612t) April 9, 2017
He really knows the club inside out and Scottish football. He will really get the players up for it. Unbelievable.
— Kent Mills (@cento_kent) April 9, 2017
think that is a really good appointment.
— kg bluenose (@GoldKrisgold) April 9, 2017
At least it's not Barry
— Lloyd (@Lloyd__72) April 9, 2017
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