A behind-the-scenes update on Rangers’ search for a new manager and backroom staff has emerged…
According to the Daily Record, Arthur Numan could come in alongside Gio van Bronckhorst to be one of his staff members at Ibrox.
The report claims the Gers are closing in on the appointment of Steven Gerrard’s successor, with Numar named as one of the behind-the-scenes figures who could form part of his staff.
Rangers fans will surely be delighted with this news as Numan is a further former player who could come in and add quality and experience in his role.
He is currently the chief scout with Eredivise side AZ Alkmaar, which proves that he’s already working at a high level and consequently, would come in with a wealth of knowledge, particularly of the Dutch market. Therefore, he could recommend talented players for the club to sign in that part of the world.
With the January transfer window coming up, Numan may be able to provide a list of talents he scouted with Alkmaar in mind and suggest that Rangers pursue them instead. This could give them a new territory to explore, potentially unearthing some hidden gems in the Netherlands to bolster the squad in the process.
Numan would also arrive as a familiar face to Gers fans of a certain age. The defender, who was capped 44 times by his country, playing for the club in the late ’90s and early 2000s, featuring in the UEFA Cup and Champions League in that time.
Therefore, fans could love to see him return to the club after almost 20 years, although it would be in a position away from the football pitch and dugout. His work off the pitch could bring talented players to the club, given he is currently working in the top division in his home country, which is another reason why supporters should be delighted by this news.
Additionally, this comes following a report that claimed Ross Wilson wants to appoint a coach with experience managing in Scottish football to aid van Bronckhorst, with Barry Ferguson, Neil McCann and Billy Dodds named as potential appointments.
Evidently, Wilson is attempting to piece together the best possible staff to help Rangers in the long term and Numan could be the latest piece of the grand puzzle.