Caixinha looks to add local knowledge to coaching staff
Five times Scottish league winner Barry Ferguson looks as if he will become part of the Rangers coaching staff following a meeting with new boss Pedro Caixinha. When he first arrived Caixinha made it clear that he wanted to bring in someone with knowledge of the club and the league and the former Rangers player has that in abundance. If the former Scotland international did join the staff it is unclear yet as to how much control he will have over the team but it could be good news for veteran striker Kenny Miller. Comments made by Ferguson in January indicate that he believes the 37-year-old should be retained at Ibrox and offered a new contract.
Top scorer linked to a number of English clubs
A number of Championship sides are reportedly targeting a summer mover for Martyn Waghorn with Leeds and Nottingham Forest look likely destinations should the player wish to move. With former manager Mark Warburton taking charge at Forest he could be looking to be reunited with the club’s top scorer. With the player’s future at the club uncertain until new manager Caixinha reveals his plans, Waghorn admits that everyone will be out to impress him. He said “Everyone has two months to show what they can do. Who knows what the future holds? But I am going to give my all for the club and hopefully be here next season too.”
Former manager turns down Director of Football position
Former boss Alex McLeish ruled himself out of the job as Director of Football at Ibrox, insisting that he wants to continue as a manager. “I still feel that I’ve got coaching ability inside me that I want to try and get in with again, get into a club where I can maybe get success again.” Rangers had been looking to bring in someone new after Frank McParland, the former head of recruitment, left the club following Mark Warburton’s departure.