Defoe to be part of coaching team as Rangers manager hunt continues

Defoe will be joined by coaches from the B-team and academy to take charge until new man appointed.

Defoe to be part of coaching team as Rangers manager hunt continues SNS Group

Rangers striker Jermain Defoe will join coaches from the club’s academy and B-team to form an interim management team as the hunt for Steven Gerrard’s replacement continues.

The former England international will be joined by David McCallum, Brian Gilmour and goalkeeping coach Colin Stewart to take charge of the first team until a new man is appointed.

McCallum is currently managing the B-team with Gilmour in charge of the club’s youth players in the Ibrox academy.

Rangers interviewed candidates over the weekend with former player Giovanni van Bronckhorst the current frontrunner.

The 106-times capped former Netherlands international is believed to be at the top of a three-man shortlist.

Van Bronckhorst played for the Ibrox side for three years after being signed by countryman Dick Advocaat in 1998 as part of his “Dutch revolution”.

He won two league titles, two Scottish Cups and a league cup before leaving to sign for Arsenal in 2001.

Since retiring he has managed his hometown club Feyenoord to a league title, finishing above that year’s Champions League semi-finalists Ajax, and two cups in the Netherlands.