Former Rangers player Kevin Thomson has received the League Two Manager of the Month award for November as his Kelty Hearts side currently sits top of the table.

Thomson, who played for Rangers between 2007 and 2010, secured his first senior management role with the Fife side in the summer, taking over from ex-teammate Barry Ferguson.

Rangers Kelty Hearts Kevin Thomson

Former Rangers player Kevin Thomson has had a fine start to senior management at Kelty Hearts. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

He couldn’t have asked for a better start. After the club’s recent 2-0 victory over Stenhousemuir in League Two, they opened a massive ten-point advantage after only 14 matches.

It’s a remarkable achievement and his Manager of the Month award is fully justified.


The Scot began his coaching career with a spell in the Rangers Academy while also running his own performance academy. Therefore, the move into a senior role shouldn’t really come as a surprise.

Rangers signed Thomson from Hibs in January 2007 and he went on to be a key member of the side that reached the 2008 UEFA Cup final, establishing himself as one of Scotland’s finest young talents.

Unfortunately, he never really lived up to his potential due to several career-threatening injuries whilst he was at Hibs, Rangers, and Middlesbrough.

Maybe this disappointment has fuelled his coaching aspirations even more. Might there be a role for the 37-year-old at Ibrox soon? Only time will tell.

Rangers Kelty Hearts Kevin Thomson

Kevin Thomson joined Kelty Hearts in the summer, leaving behind a coaching role at Rangers. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

In the meantime, Kelty Hearts will have to do their best to keep him at the club, as there will soon be a long list of suitors queuing up if this excellent start continues.

Meanwhile, a Rangers star has received the highest rating in the WhoScored Scottish Premiership team of the month.

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