Ex-Rangers striker Jonaton Johansson has claimed that managing the crisis’ as Ibrox teed him up perfectly for his first management role at Morton.

The 43-year-old Finnish striker takes over from Ray McKinnon at Cappielow and he’ll be leaning on all of his Rangers experience to have Morton fans singing again.

“Turmoil made me a better coach”

Johansson said: ““My time at Rangers was fantastic because it is such a big club.

With all the turmoil that was going on, you learn so much and you become a better coach and a stronger person.”

Jonaton Johansson played 105 times for Finland. He’s their joint second most capped player alongside Sami Hyypia and behind Jari Litmanen. (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Johansson was hired by Pedro Caixinha after impressing the Portuguese when he took over at the club.

In his role as first team coach he dealt with the players and crisis after crisis during Caixinha’s ill-fated spell.

But it wasn’t all bad – Jonaton Johansson loved him time at the club he played over 70 times for as a player. He also helped snap up Alfredo Morelos from HJK Helsinki.

Exciting time for an ex-player who’s always defended us

Rangers fans will be wishing Johansson all the best at Morton.

The former striker was a class act on the pitch and off it and has always defended and talked up the supporters.

He described himself as “proud” to be taking on the challenge and we wish him all the best in it.

Jonaton Johansson wheels away after opening the scoring for Rangers in a 4-2 Old Firm Ibrox win in 1999. Mandatory Credit: Michael Steele /Allsport

Johansson earned over 100 caps for Finland and is a legend at Charlton Athletic where he played over 150 games.

Arguably his finest moment in a Rangers shirt came opening the scoring v Celtic in a 4-2 win at Ibrox.

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