Signed by Barry Ferguson in 2014, could prospective Glasgow Rangers appointment have a word in Pedro Caixinha's ear about Nottingham Forest striker Apostolos Vellios?

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha poses with a scarf after the press conference

Vellios is out of favour at Nottingham Forest, but might he have better luck at Ibrox, where Rangers legend Ferguson is being tipped to return as Caixinha's assistant?

Barry FergusonFormer Rangers captain Barry Ferguson

New Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha is looking to add a former Gers player to his coaching staff, with Barry Ferguson the strong favourite according to the Scottish Sun.

The five-time Premiership winner quit as Clyde boss last month and has openly expressed a desire to return to Ibrox, where he enjoyed two spells.


If appointed, Ferguson's role is likely to involve keeping Caixinha and his cronies up to speed with the British game, in which none are particularly well-versed, and having played and managed in both England and Scotland, the former midfielder seems ideal.

With Caixinha promised funds by Rangers chairman David King this summer, Ferguson might well be asked for advice on who to bring to Glasgow, in which case the name Apostolos Vellios may crop up.

Ferguson signed Vellios for Blackpool in 2014, and although he only featured twice for the Scot, the Greek striker has since got his career back on track.

Having scored 13 goals in 32 games for Iralkis last season, Vellios earned a £1 million move to Nottingham Forest, where his good form continued initially.

Nottingham Forest’s Apostolos Vellios celebrates scoringNottingham Forest’s Apostolos Vellios celebrates

The sacking of Philippe Montanier in January appears to have disrupted the 25-year-old's campaign, however, and a summer exit could be on the cards, with Forest adding two new strikers in the meantime.

But with six goals from 12 starts in this season's Championship, Rangers could perhaps do worse than to take a look at Vellios, especially with Kenny Miller's contract expiring in June and Martyn Waghorn linked with a move to Forest - among others - this week.

Perhaps Mark Warburton - appointed at the City Ground earlier this month - can do his old side Rangers a favour and include Vellios as part of the deal?

Would Nottingham Forest's Apostolos Vellios be a good signing for Glasgow Rangers?

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