Reports claim this morning that Rangers have approached Kevin Thomson to be part of the club’s backroom staff, after Michael Beale’s new management team began to truly take shape.
The 38-year old Rangers TV regular recently took the step up to national TV by working for BT during Rangers’ Champions League campaign, and is an extremely popular figure among Rangers supporter, and extremely well-respected, and this move would be well received indeed.
Rangers are certainly said to be looking for a ‘Scottish Rangers’ man to assist Beale, and Ibrox Noise whittled that down to the four main contenders, Neil McCann, Duncan Ferguson, Barry Ferguson and Thomson.
Our choice was McCann by a mile, but he’s said to be more interested in pursuing his TV career – it is after all a well-paid and cushy gig where you get remunerated a fortune for talking about football.
But Thomson, also talking through his punditry duties, was very clear that he wanted a chance back in football and was putting his hat in the ring for any opportunity to come his way in getting a managerial gig.
Ibrox Noise wasn’t in favour of him of the four we mention, but as soon as that signature is in, they get our complete backing, and Thomson would be no different.
His only experience in management was at Kelty, where his record unfortunately while good was inferior to that of Barry Ferguson in the same job, despite the derision with which Ferguson is held managerially-speaking by most Rangers fans.
But it appears the club and Michael Beale have made their choice and are giving Thomson the opportunity, if information is indeed correct that those talks are taking place.
Michael Beale is certainly putting his team together, and most of the staff he’s brought to Rangers have come highly recommended by fans, even those sceptical of Beale’s merits as manager. Most of his team come from QPR and these are the guys he trusts.
It seems now that Kevin Thomson may be another he trusts, in light of Thomson’s spell as youth coach in the club when Beale was assistant.
Time will tell.