Rangers’ 7-3 aggregate win over Danish side FC Mitjylland has proven to be the final act for manager Kenneth Andersen after he stepped down as boss at the MCH Arena.
Despite losing both games to Rangers, Midtjylland are undefeated domestically and dropped their first points of the season yesterday – leaving them two points off league leaders FC Copenhagen.
“When I jumped in a year ago, almost from one day to the next, to replace Jess Thorup as head coach, I made the condition that we should evaluate the situation after working at the head coach post for a while,” Anderson told Midtjylland’s official website.
“I took on the task because I am the club’s man and passionate about FC Central Jutland.
“Lately, I have looked myself deep in the eyes and have recognised that I like to develop youth players better in the Academy.
“I am not true to myself and my nature in relation to what it takes to be a head coach, and in the long run it becomes too tiring.”
Brian Priske has taken 0ver from Andersen on an interim basis as the Danes look for a permanent replacement – and they could perhaps turn to Ibrox for a potential candidate.
Rangers will now face Legia Warsaw for a place in the group stages of the Europa League after easing past the Danes in the last round.
Steven Gerrard’s side was far too good for Andersen’s side and deservedly took their spot in the playoff after two convincing wins.