Ex-Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson has put himself in the Ibrox shop window as the club reflect on the sacking of academy director Craig Mullholland.
Speaking to the Daily Record, former Ibrox midfielder Kevin Thomson claimed that he has spoken to both Ibrox CEO James Bisgrove and manager Michael Beale off the record regarding the club’s situation.
However, the former Rangers youth coach appeared to elevate this with an interview in the tabloid which claimed he’d rush back to Ibrox “tomorrow” if only the club would ask.
This comes after Thomson left a role in the Rangers B team back in 2021 to take over from Barry Ferguson at the newly promoted SPFL side Kelty Hearts, before leaving after taking them to League One.
Thomson, 38, also runs his own youth academy and is one of the most prominent ex-Premiership midfielders active in the Scottish game today.
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“I’ve spoken to James, off the cuff, and I’ve spoken to Mick but I’m not the type to ask for an opportunity,” said ex-Rangers star Thomson.
“If they think I could benefit the club, I’m sure they will pick up the phone.
“Rangers should only ever want the best coaches and available people at any given time – that’s how I view it – if you have a vision of where you want to get to.
“I would take a head of academy job tomorrow. I feel as though I could implement a lot of the ideas we have in my own academy, which is doing a good job.
“The kids who come to KTA really enjoy what me and Geordie [Kevin MacDonald] put on for them. Leon King, who played six Champions League games this season, travelled from Glasgow to Edinburgh to work with us during the close season when he was aspiring to get to where he wanted to get to. We had to be doing something right.”
Thomson isn’t the first ex-Rangers star to put himself in the Ibrox shop window via the Scottish media this season, with Craig Moore admitting his interest in the sporting director role freed up by the exit of Ross Wilson.
Craig Mullholland and Ross Wilson are two of five Ibrox directors who have left the club in a boardroom shake-up, which comes after a season of failure at Rangers.
It is not just Thomson and Moore; former Rangers manager Graeme Souness also claims he’s discussed the possibility of a return to Ibrox.