'Chuffed to bits' - Rangers senior man delivers verdict on Ibrox move after agreeing terms
New Rangers assistant manager Jimmy Nicholl is thrilled to be returning to the club he has previously played for and coached at.
The Northern Irishman has agreed terms to move from Falkirk to Ibrox, where he played 75 games in two spells with the Light Blues, winning five trophies in the process.
Gers senior man Nicholl will be helping out permanent boss Graeme Murty, and he can’t wait to begin the job.
“30 years later to have the opportunity to go back to Rangers in this capacity as assistant manager with Graeme Murty, I am so excited and chuffed to bits that Graeme has given me this opportunity” he said, as quoted by the Belfast Telegraph.
He is set to head to Florida to join the rest of the Rangers players and staff during their winter break, and revealed that he is pleased that he will be working with people that he knows in the game.
“I know so many of the staff and the guys in the academy, and that’s great as it means I’m not walking into a strange environment where I’m having to spend a bit of time getting to know everybody.”
As well as assisting Paul Hartley at Falkirk, Nicholl also spent time working with Michael O’Neill and the Northern Irish national team as assistant manager, there is no word as yet if he will continue on in that role.
Nicholl has had a long and storied career that began at Manchester United and included spells managing Raith Rovers, Milwall and Cowdenbeath.
His first matches as assistant to Graeme Murty will be the Florida Cup friendlies against Atletico Mineiro and Corinthians before the Light Blues return to domestic action against Fraserburgh in the Scottish Cup on the 21st of January.
In other Rangers news, the club are reportedly interested in signing Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff in the summer
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