Rangers hero Nacho Novo has signed a deal to return to football.

The 40-year-old who won the acclaim of the Ibrox faithful for his exploits during a six-year stint with Rangers between 2004 and 2010, last played for Glentoran before being released in 2017.

Novo being interviewed after playing for Glentoran against Cliftonville in 2017. (Photo by Colin McPherson/Corbis via Getty Images)

The Belfast side were the 12th different club of a career that saw him turn out for teams in Spain, Scotland, Poland, England and the US, before finishing up in Northern Ireland.

Rangers was undoubtedly where he made the biggest impact, though, scoring just shy of 50 league goals during his time with the Light Blues [Soccerbase], winning six major trophies and playing in a UEFA Cup final.

Novo suffered a heart attack whilst representing Rangers Legends in a tournament in Berlin last year but returned to Legends duty against Liverpool at Ibrox on Saturday, receiving a huge ovation after coming off the bench.

Novo was an extremely popular part of a successful Gers side. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

It seems he’s keen for more regular game time, though, and as a result, has signed to play for Corkerhill over-35s in the Central Regions Premier League.

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The club suggested his debut is imminent after claiming that he had signed last week but had been unavailable due to other commitments – presumably the Gers Legends fixture.

It’s great to see the Rangers Hall of Famer back fit and healthy, and hopefully, we’ll soon be hearing about him banging in the goals for his new side.

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