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Lovenkrands hoping youth role is first step to managing Rangers

 

By Andy Newport

Peter Lovenkrands hopes his first coaching job with Rangers could one day lead to the manager's office at Ibrox. The former Gers forward has landed a job working with the club's youth academy.

The retired Denmark international missed out on a role with first-team boss Pedro Caixinha's back-room staff after he was overlooked in favour Jonatan Johansson.

But Lovenkrands believes his new post could be the first step towards him one day landing the Light Blues' top job.

He revealed: "I'm very excited to be fair and looking forward to the challenge. I got asked to come in for the assistant coach job for the first team and I missed out on that - that was hard to take because I really wanted that.

"But then I got asked to come in for this one and I thought it was a really good opportunity to show what I can do and get a foot in the door with the coaching and trying to get my experience across to the younger players.

"I have ambitions, I would love to be higher up and this is a way for me to come in and show what I can do and try to work my way up.

"I can't see myself as a manager for quite a while, I need to learn a lot of the game, the coaching side of it, but I do think I can see myself being higher up."

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