Former Ibrox star Kevin Thomson has admitted that he wants to manage Rangers one day [Open Goal].
Thomson played for the Gers between 2007 and 2010, after a stint at Hibernian and prior to spells with the likes of Middlesbrough and Dundee, winning a number of trophies and featuring in a UEFA Cup final.
Since hanging up his boots, he’s thrown himself into coaching.
After starting his own Academy and moving up through the youth ranks at Rangers to become B-team head coach, he replaced Barry Ferguson at Kelty Hearts in May 2021.
He’s taken to senior management like a duck to water, with the Fife club currently seven points clear at the top of SPFL League Two with two games in hand over nearest challengers Forfar Athletic.
Thomson says he wants to manage Rangers
While nothing came of speculation in late 2021 that he could join Gio van Bronckhorst’s coaching staff, the regular RangersTV co-commentator has admitted that he wants the big job at Ibrox.
“I’m not scared of failure, but I will fail doing it my way,” he said [Open Goal]. “Everybody knows I love the club and representing it.”
“I would like to think I will always be a good ambassador for the club. I want to be the Rangers manager one day. That is my goal.
“I want to try and get to the top. I was the same as a player. I wanted to be the best I could be. I’m not scared to say I want to be someone.”
Ex-Ibrox star on the right track
It’s brave of Thomson to come out and openly assert that he wants to one day be Rangers boss.
And at this stage, it would be foolish to write him off.
After all, the former Gers midfielder is still only 37, meaning that time should very much be on his side.
He was highly thought of as a coach during his time with the Rangers Academy and his first senior job couldn’t be going any better.
Thomson will have many more hurdles to overcome before he’s considered a realistic candidate, but he’s extremely driven and looks to have the kind of natural man management skills that could take him all the way to the top.