As reported by The Daily Record, Pedro Caixinha is making significant progress in assembling the team he believes can lead Rangers to glory over the next few years.
It’s been a whirlwind 10 days for the new Rangers boss, moving continents and taking charge of his first match at Ibrox. It meant that appointing an assistant took a back seat until he had the time and space to effectively recruit the right man for the job.
As The Record says though, that recruitment drive gathers pace this week with Caixinha set to interview three for four candidates for the assistant manager position at Ibrox.
The report reckons the Portuguese is keen on filling the position before the Gers next take to the pitch on April 1st against Motherwell.
Among the frontrunners include club legends like Barry Ferguson and John Brown.
Are these the kind of personalities that can help bring renewed success to the club?
It’s clear that Caixinha wants to bring what could best be described as a ‘Rangers man’. He’s spoken before about his desire to appoint someone that can help ground him and help him understand what makes the Ibrox club the unique entity it is.
As quoted by The Daily Record, he said this past weekend:
We are going to have someone that can give me that knowledge, someone that is really linked with the history and tradition of this club and how big it is to represent this club.
Barry Ferguson is a legend of the club but after a notorious spell playing under Paul le Guen, there could be fans that have reservations about him being employed under another manager who is bringing new ideas and concepts to Ibrox.
John Brown is a fantastic personality and at times has been the kind of personality that fans have looked to for guidance on what’s been going on behind the scenes at the club.
Which is the right direction? Or should Rangers think outside the box with this appointment? There’s an argument to say that the only thing that matters is football knowledge for a role like this and neither Ferguson nor Brown have glowing CVs in terms of coaching and management.
It’ll be another intriguing week of developments at Ibrox.