Rangers caretaker Jimmy Nicholl has confirmed he will speak with incoming Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard over his future next week – and admitted that even if his third spell at the Gers comes to an end then he has “enjoyed” his short time back at Ibrox.
Gerrard will take the reins on June 1st with Gary McAllister already confirmed to be joining his coaching staff and the Liverpool icon expected to bring more new faces with him when he officially gets started.
Nicholl revealed that director of football Mark Allen has been keeping in touch with Gerrard and said he will have to “see what happens” over his future.
“Mark Allen keeps in touch with Steven and we have to see what happens,” Gers senior man Nicholl said, as quoted by the Belfast Telegraph.
“We will keep going until the end of the season and try to secure second place.
“I will speak to Steven next week and if it doesn’t work out for me then I’ve enjoyed my time here.”
Football Insider verdict:
It looks likely that Nicholl is on his way out of Ibrox after returning to the club in January but the Northern Irishman shouldn’t be short of offers to get straight back into club football. A return to Falkirk would be most likely after leaving the Bairns shortly after taking charge beside Paul Hartley. The 61-year-old is also assistant manager to Michael O’Neill for the Northern Irish national team so it isn’t as if he doesn’t have enough on to keep him going. Nicholl’s time at Rangers was always likely to be a short-term deal – even if Graeme Murty was appointed manager on a long-term contract – so unless there is an Academy job on offer for Nicholl then it is hard to even see there being room for him in Gerrard’s coaching team. There have already been a number of names mentioned as potentially joining Gerrard and McAllister at Ibrox and with three weeks until they take over then there isn’t long to wait to find out who it will be.