Peter Lovenkrands has revealed that he turned down a position at Glasgow Rangers this year to pursue his career elsewhere instead.
Lovenkrands set for managerial role
Lovenkrands is somewhat of a cult hero at Ibrox after making over 100 appearances for the club, with his last-minute winner against Celtic in the 2002 Scottish Cup final arguably his crowning glory.
Until recently, he was the club’s reserve team boss, but he decided to leave the 54-time Scottish champions to become a first-team manager elsewhere. Now, he has revealed he was set to become a striker coach with the first team.
“I was so happy working under Steven and Michael. I love Michael, he’s one of the best coaches I’ve ever seen on a training pitch.
“And the way Steven operates, it was such a good learning experience for me.
“I had such a good relationship with the management team. I’m still in contact with them.
“I was due to work closer to Michael as a striker coach this season. That was really attractive to me.
“So I wondered if it was good to move at that point.
“But it was a manager’s job so there couldn’t be any doubt in my mind. It’s a great opportunity for me to get on the ladder.”
Could return to Ibrox one day
It was no doubt a difficult decision for the former Denmark international, but it makes perfect sense. Having been involved in the youth and reserve set-ups at Rangers, he has earned his chance to take a top job and with Steven Gerrard currently in that role at the moment, he is unlikely to get a chance any time soon with the Gers.
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So far, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and work visa issues, Lovenkrands has been unable to start his new role. Hopefully for him, the problems are resolved sooner rather than later. Later on in the interview, he said he would like to return to Rangers one day – first, though, he must prove he deserves that opportunity.
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