A claim has emerged on the future of Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor at Ibrox heading into next season…
Rangers journalist Joshua Barrie has revealed that the veteran has not signed a new contract with a view to joining the coaching staff alongside Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
The 40-year-old has put pen to paper on a fresh one-year deal with the Premiership side and will only be taking on the role of being a player for the 2022/23 campaign.
Barrie Tweeted ahead of the official announcement: “Don’t believe a player/coaching role is in the pipeline at present.”
The Gers head coach will be gutted with this news as he would surely benefit from having the former Scotland international as a part of his coaching set-up.
Van Bronckhorst praised the shot-stopper’s pedigree this week, saying: “Allan brings us invaluable experience and leadership both on and off the pitch, and I am really pleased he has chosen to stay with us for another year.
“I have been really impressed with the positive influence he has on our players, and also the dedication he has shown to still be a valuable asset for us in a playing-sense at the age of 40.”
These comments illustrate how important he is to the squad because of what he can offer to his teammates in matches and in the dressing room.
The Gers boss clearly appreciates what McGregor brings to the table and believes that he is a positive influence around the group, indicating that he is a good character to keep around.
He has played a whopping 446 games for the Light Blues to date, having also featured in over 150 matches in England for Cardiff and Hull combined. This shows how much experience he has accumulated throughout his career in the United Kingdom.
McGregor would, therefore, be a big addition to the coaching team as he has a wealth of knowledge to impart to the younger goalkeepers moving forward. He knows exactly how to perform at the top level for Rangers and can use his know-how to help the up-and-coming gems make their own way at the club.
Van Bronckhorst will be gutted that a coaching role is not in the offing and he will be hoping that the veteran changes his mind before the end of the 2022/23 campaign as he considers hanging up the gloves.