Report: Barry Ferguson on the verge of Rangers return, will join staff after Caixinha meeting

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha during the press conference

Rangers are reportedly set to land Barry Ferguson in an assistant role to new manager Pedro Caixinha.

Blackpool manager Barry FergusonBarry Ferguson

According to The Scottish Sun, Barry Ferguson is now on the verge of returning to Rangers in a role on Pedro Caixinha's coaching staff.

Caixinha arrived as Rangers boss earlier this month, and oversaw a 4-0 win in his first game in charge as Rangers swept aside Hamilton Academical on Saturday afternoon.

The Portuguese boss is now getting settled in at Ibrox, and has already landed three coaching appointments having brought Helder Baptista, Pedro Malta and Jose Belman to Glasgow with him.

However, Caixinha still wanted one more appointment, as he was looking to bring in a Scottish coach to help him adjust to life at Ibrox, and provide an in-depth knowledge of Scottish football too.

Now, The Scottish Sun report that Rangers on the verge of landing Barry Ferguson for the role, with the former Gers captain set to beat John Brown to the position.

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha during the press conferenceNew Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha

Ferguson, 39, was a fan favourite at Ibrox during his two spells with the club as a player, racking up almost 450 appearances for the club whilst scoring 60 goals.

Most recently a manager with fourth-tier Clyde, Ferguson left the club last month, sparking rumours of a possible return to Ibrox – and he is now set to join Caixinha's staff, according to reports.

It's claimed that Ferguson met with Caixinha on Monday for informal talks over the job, and barring any unexpected hitches, he is likely to be confirmed as Caixinha's latest coaching addition.

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