NEW Gers coach Jonatan Johansson was impressed by the plans of manager Pedro Caixinha after meeting the Portuguese boss ahead of joining his staff at the Light Blues.

Johansson spent his first day with the Light Blues squad today and the level of detail in that first training session gave the new coach confidence in the project he has joined.

He told RangersTV: “I was very impressed. I think the plan he laid out in the interview and how he wants to work was very professional and very inspirational for a young coach.

“His team is top class. Today was the first training session for me and the way everything is organised on the pitch and before the session is very impressive so it will be a fantastic place to develop myself as well and hopefully I can bring a lot to the team.

There’s a great group of coaches and we’ll all get our specific tasks that we do in training and out of training in terms of analysing and scouting.

“There are very particular tasks and the manager is very open in the way that he works with the group and we know what is expected from us as coaches in the same way as the players do.”

Johansson was clearly delighted to be back on the training pitch and hopes he can bring an extra dimension to a hard working staff under Caixinha.

He added:“I’ve lived here for a long time, my wife and son are Scottish and I’ve worked with Motherwell for three years and you get a good view of youth football in the country.

Those players have now progressed into first teams so I have a good knowledge of them and I’ve been watching a lot of Rangers games and a lot of other Scottish games and I think that’s something that I can bring to the group.

We’re in an important part of the season so it’s important that we work long hours and get everything right straight away because everything needs to be right every day for the team to be able to perform to a level on the weekend.

“I’m trying to get as much information on board as possible and trying to get as comfortable as possible as quickly as I can.”

 

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