Rangers striker Kenny Miller: Coaching is the next stage of my career

Kenny Miller is keen on becoming a coach when his Rangers career is over.

Miller, 35, has struggled to impress with the Gers this term, and he has told the Mail that he has considered taking the step into coaching in the near future.

The striker said: “I did the B Licence last year and wanted on this as soon as possible. Coaching is the next stage of my career.

“I’ve no thoughts of hanging the boots up quite yet. But it’s the next step. I believe I’m ready for it just now. I feel as though I have enough in the locker at the moment to step into it if I wanted to do it but I want to play for as long as I can.”

Whilst he has all the ambition to make the step up to management, and with Rangers in search of a manager, Miller does not sound too keen on becoming a player-manager next season.

Despite his waning influence on the field of play, with just nine goals scored in 43 games this term, he is still a valuable figure to have around due to his experience and game management ability.

Next season will likely see Miller further out of the first-team picture, despite his ambitions to play every minute possible. Rangers need to have a major rebuild in the summer, and signing a consistent goalscoring striker is sure to be high on the list of priorities.

The Scottish international is keen on retaining his playing role, and he triggered a clause in his contract for an automatic one-year extension earlier this term, but it would be no surprise to see him step into a coaching role at Ibrox when he retires - with a view to managing the Scottish giants in the near future.

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