'It is all down to the manager' – Rangers favourite unhappy with Caixinha snub
By Danny Wright
Nacho Novo has revealed that he is unhappy about being snubbed for Pedro Caixinha’s new No. 3 role at Rangers.
The 38-year-old is looking to join the new coaching set up at Ibrox and he wants Dave King and the rest of the board to listen to what he has to offer.
Caixinha is believed to be looking for a man with experience of Scottish football and has a sense of what being part of Rangers is all about.
Former players Barry Ferguson, John Brown and Alex Rae have supposedly held talks with the Gers hierarchy, but Novo is still waiting to hear back from the club.
“I have not got an interview or anything,” said the Rangers favourite, as quoted by the Daily Record.
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“Yes, I sent in a CV but apart from that I don’t know what is happening. It is an opportunity to coach.
Novo is considered a modern-day great at Ibrox and he joined in with protests two years ago to help force a change in leadership on the blue half of Glasgow.
He’s admitted that he feels let down by the club and that Caixinha is unwilling to at least offer him the chance to try and sell himself to the club.
“I don’t want to go into details but I’m disappointed about certain things. It is all down to the manager at the end of the day and what he thinks and what he wants,” Novo added.
“As for Barry Ferguson, Alex Rae or whoever is interviewed and how they feel about the manager and his opinions? I don’t know because everyone is different.”
Novo spent six years as a Gers player and is still on the books of Northern Irish club Glentoran.
The Spanish striker won three league titles with the Light Blues and was part of the side that reached the 2007/08 UEFA Cup final.
In other Rangers news, Caixinha has reportedly held lengthy talks with this playmaker.