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Rangers add Kevin Thomson and Gregory Vignal to coaching staff

Excellent news.

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Kevin Thomson, Gregory Vignal and Stuart Taylor have all joined the coaching set-up at Rangers, the club have confirmed.

Thomson was an interviewee for the assistant manager role under Pedro Caixinha, but the Portuguese opted instead for Jonatan Johansson.

Thomson has been running a youth academy since his retirement, which he’s spoken of at length in several interviews - including a few on the Heart & Hand Rangers podcast.

Overall, it’s a move that makes a huge amount of sense. Thomson is also well-tuned to the mentality required at Rangers and should be a useful sounding board for both the management and playing staff to add some much-needed consistency to their game.

With Graeme Murty’s temporary elevation to manager, and Pedro Caixinha and most of his coaching staff departing the club, the new-look coaching team is likely to last into the reign of the next manager as the club seek to show consistency off the park.

Taylor will join Peter Lovenkrands and Billy Kirkwood in the development squad, whereas Vignal and Thomson will coach the younger prospects training with the club.