By George Overhill

12th Jan, 2022 | 8:10am

Kevin Thomson wants Rangers manager role

Former Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson has his sights set on becoming boss back at his old club, having embarked on a career in management.

The 37-year-old manager told the Open Goal podcast that a return to Ibrox in the top job is what he is working towards.

The Scot is currently in charge at Scottish League Two side Kelty Hearts but has much bigger ambitions.

“I’m not scared of failure, but I will fail doing it my way,” said Thomas, as quoted by The Scottish Sun.

On the subject of the Glasgow side he said: “Everybody knows I love the club and representing it.

“I would like to think I will always be a good ambassador for the club.

“I want to be the Rangers manager one day. That is my goal.

“I’m not scared to say I want to be someone.”

Lofty ambitions

The rookie manager clearly backs his ability in the dug out and has set himself the considerable goal of leading the current Scottish champions one day.

And if his start in management is anything to go by he may be able to back up his talk.

Notwithstanding a 5-1 thrashing by Annan Athletic on Boxing Day, Kelty Hearts have been in excellent form this season and currently sit top of League Two by 10 points.

If Thomson is to return to Ibrox in a managerial capacity then experience at the top of the league table will certainly come in handy, even if the stakes are considerably different.

However, with Gers current boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst also performing admirably in his job so far, the post may be filled for some time to come.

If the ex-Scotland international Thomson, who spent three and a half seasons with Rangers as a player, continues how he has started then there is no reason to think he would not be in the running the next time the top job does become available.

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