Rangers fans react on Twitter as 37-year-old reportedly front-runner for senior role
By Will Butcher
Rangers fans have backed the potential move to give Kenny Miller the first-team coach role at Ibrox under new manager Pedro Caixinha.
The Scottish Sun claims that the 37-year-old is in pole position to land the senior position, as Portuguese boss Caixinha continues to reshuffle his backroom staff.
Miller has been one of the Gers’ first names on the team sheet this season, playing in a variety of positions in the final third for the 54-time Scottish champions.
Scoring nine goals for Caixinha’s new side, Miller has also provided five assists and the report claims Miller would continue his playing career alongside his duties as first-team coach.
Rangers fans were largely in agreement on Twitter that the appointment of fan favourite Miller would be a good one, as it is believed that Miller is well respected and a positive influence on the Gers’ dressing room.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Be a good choice, but a story made up from "it's believed" and "Sun Sport understands" doesn't fill me with confidence.
— No Pedro No Problem (@Vertigo_RM) March 16, 2017
I don't think he's got all the correct badges mate but I would be happy to have him around as a coach
— Gregco (@Gregco5088) March 15, 2017
— STRONGBOWDAVIE (@rangersluv) March 16, 2017
don't see why not millers attitude is fantastic would be a great help
— Craig Reid (@craig4485) March 15, 2017
I actually hope Graeme Murty, Kenny Miller or Neil McCann become Caixinha's 'local' assistant. After PLG, I wouldn't trust Barry, sadly.
— Jamie (@jamiecurrie89) March 13, 2017
think hes a great choice
— kg bluenose (@GoldKrisgold) March 16, 2017
Caixinha, who started work on Monday as manager after putting pen to paper on a three-year deal, is understood to want to add Scottish experience to his backroom staff.
The former Nacional and Santos Laguna manager takes his place in the dugout for the first time on Saturday, as the Gers face Hamilton just a fortnight after demolishing the Accies 6-0 in the Scottish Cup.
In other Rangers news, Dave King has handed Caixinha this huge transfer boost.