Gregory Vignal played for Rangers for less than a year on loan back in 2004 and has admitted that he hopes to take the main job at Ibrox one day.
The ex-midfielder/ full-back is currently coaching with the Light Blues Under 14s, a position he earned following a conversation with Gers director of football Mark Allen, but hopes to rise to the very top at Rangers.
With Graeme Murty currently in charge of matters, Vignal’s progression into the first team is likely to be years off yet, but that hasn’t stopped him dreaming.
As quoted in the Scottish Sun, the Frenchman said: “It is my target to be a manager, I am just starting my career as a coach and I will take it step by step.
“Hopefully it will happen for me, it may take some time but I want to do it.
“I started my badges back in 2008 and have my Uefa licence, and my target is my pro licence.
“Hopefully one day you will see me on the bench at Rangers helping the team win as a coach.”
Football Insider verdict:
There hasn’t been a lot of talk surrounding the fact that Murty’s position at Rangers ends in the summer, following his immediate appointment in the aftermath of Pedro Caixinha’s sacking earlier in the season. The club could do with addressing what Murty’s role will be at Ibrox beyond the end of the campaign and so ensuring there is stability within the ranks. Players like to know who’s going to be in charge and the club knows their plans for the summer with regards to transfer targets. We’re sure that Rangers fans will want him to get the job and we think he will. If he can knock celtic out of the Scottish Cup semi-final the job is his. As for Vignal? He’s one for the future but he’s set his ambitions high.
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