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.

After losing to Rangers home and away, Andersen has decided he’s not cut out to be the top man and will return to his previous role with the club’s Academy.

HORSENS, DENMARK - AUGUST 11: Kenneth Andersen, head coach of FC Midtjylland looks on during the Danish 3F Superliga match between AC Horsens and FC Midtjylland at Casa Arena Horsens on August 11, 2019 in Horsens, Denmark.

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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.

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“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 replacementand they could perhaps turn to Ibrox for a potential candidate.

HERNING, DENMARK - AUGUST 08: Nikola Katic of Rangers FC celebrates after scoring their third goal during the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round match between FC Midtjylland and Rangers FC at MCH Arena on August 8, 2019 in Herning, Denmark.

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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.


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