Former Rangers star wins league award after stunning season ends in glory
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Former Rangers star Kevin Thomson wins SPFL award after stunning season

Former Rangers star Kevin Thomson has been named SPFL League Two Manager of the Season after guiding the Maroon Machine to the title in their debut campaign in the league.

Thomson, who left his role as a Rangers B coach to take the reins with the Fifers, stormed to a stunning title success as he takes his first steps in management.

Thomson’s side were clear winners, ending the season with a 21-point gap over their nearest rivals Forfar, losing only three games all season.

The former Rangers man’s impressive work at Kelty has alerted near neighbours Raith Rovers – with talks about a move to Kirkcaldy to replace John McGlynn ongoing.

Raith move would be a big gamble for ex-Rangers midfielder

While jumping to the Championship and full-time football with Raith seems like an easy decision, the turmoil at Starks Park in recent month makes it a big gamble.

Between on-field collapses and off-field fueds, Raith haven’t exactly been a picture of a club heading in the right direction.

Thomson might feel he’s the man to fix that but with Kelty having big ambitions, staying put a while longer may be better in the long-term for him.

Rangers return long-term ambition for Thomson

The Kelty boss has never hidden his desire to return to Rangers as manager one day and if he wants that to become a reality, he’s going to need to pick his jobs wisely.

jumping into clubs where things aren’t likely to go too well isn’t going to do him many favours in his bid to one day become Rangers boss.

Staying at Kelty and aiming for the League One title this season before making his next move seem to make a lot more sense than swapping Kelty for Kirkcaldy and firefighting the various problems at Raith Rovers.

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