Rangers enjoyed a solid January transfer window as Graeme Murty and director of football Mark Allen brought in six new faces to strengthen Murty’s squad but it’s the appointment of assistant manager Jimmy Nicholl which has been arguably the best bit of business the Light Blues did last month.
The Northern Irish senior man brings a wealth of experience to Murty’s backroom team and it’s no coincidence the Gers have gone on their recent run of form since the arrival of Nicholl.
The former Rangers and Manchester United star garners respect from a CV as long as his arm as both a player and coach and will give Murty invaluable advice as he tries to catch Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic.
With a title challenge now looking like a distinct possibility, the hiring of Nicholl from Falkirk has given Murty a safety net should he need it and someone who has been there and done it who can point him in the right direction.
If Murty ends up getting the manager’s job on a long-term basis, keeping Nicholl alongside him is going to vital over the short-term at least as the Gers boss continues to learn the ropes when it comes to management.
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