By Danny Wright

30th Dec, 2017 | 2:00pm

Rangers to appoint experienced coach in senior role - BBC Sport

Rangers are set to appoint experienced coach Jimmy Nicholl as their new assistant manager, according to a report.

BBC Sport claims on their website that Nicholl, 61, will officially move from his current role as number two at Falkirk after Tuesday’s Championship fixture against Dunfermline.

Graeme Murty had previously confirmed that he would have liked to have appointed a new senior man in his coaching set-up ahead of Saturday’s Old Firm clash against Celtic.

However the Gers will now have to wait until after the winter break until Nicholl is in the dug-out for a competitive game when they take on Fraserburgh in the Scottish Cup.

Northern Irishman Nicholl is a former player for Rangers and was also part of the coaching set-up in the 1980s when Graeme Souness was in charge of the senior squad.

He is also the current assistant manager to Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill, who was linked to being the successor to Pedro Caixinha.

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The BBC adds that he will continue working with Northern Ireland while in his senior role at Ibrox.

Football Insider verdict

Rangers seem like they are willing to do what it takes to make the second half of the season a success and it makes a lot of sense to get someone in with a lot of experience to give Murty a hand. Murty is in his first spell in proper management and while he is not the pick of a lot of fans, he is the man who they will have to cope with until the end of the campaign. Nicholl will bring a lot of experience to the Gers set-up and his knowledge from the days of Souness will no doubt be invaluable at Ibrox. It remains to be seen whether or not the Northern Irishman would stay on at Rangers after the end of the season though when Murty is likely to be replaced.

In other Rangers news, Jim White has detailed a huge development about the Gers’ talks to sign this Premier League forward.

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