Philippe Clement has all-but-confirmed Alex Rae will be remaining on his coaching staff as his ‘Rangers man’ but was a lot less lavish towards Steven Davis’ chances and didn’t even mention Steven Smith.
The manager was vocal in seeking a Rangers minded coach, a local Bluenose to help with contextualising matters Ibrox-wise, and while many names were mentioned, it appears to be Rae that has got the gig and the two Stevens probably don’t.
He went on:
But on Davis it was a lot less clear:
Rae of course is long-retired while Davo is on the cusp of it, so it’s much easier for Rae to commit to the job long term, while Davo is still trying to get fit as a player, even though the odds are now utterly against him.
In short, Davis’ focus isn’t completely on coaching, while Rae’s is, so as things stand, Davo remains rather in limbo as he has done the whole calendar year, while Rae appears set to get the job permanently.
And that’s that.