Former Glasgow Rangers winger Andrei Kanchelskis has said that he would one day like to return to Scotland in a managerial role.
The ex-Russia international signed from Fiorentina for £5.5m in 1998, spending four years at Ibrox. During that time, he won the Scottish Premiership on two occasions, the Scottish Cup three times and the Scottish League Cup twice, as per Transfermarkt.
Speaking about his future as a manager, he said:
“My aim was always to become a manager after I finished playing and I would like to return to Scotland to manage.
“I’ve made sure I have the right education and built my CV with the clubs I have managed, which has been very tough but I felt was important to give me the skills I need to manage a team in the UK.
“Now I have my UEFA Pro license, and with the experience I have, I believe I’m one step closer to managing in British football.”
So far, Kanchelskis’ managerial journey has seen him manage a host of clubs in his homeland and in Latvia, as well as Ubzek side Navbahor Namangan, where he is currently in charge. He is also without a major trophy to date – it is not exactly the kind of record that will leave clubs desperate to give him the top job.
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Having said that, Steven Gerrard had no experience before he stepped into the Ibrox hot seat and he has not done too badly since he was appointed in 2018. Given that he does not quite have the playing pedigree of the former Liverpool man, Kanchelskis may need to prove himself a bit more before the ‘Gers would consider him, but it is not impossible to picture him in the role in the future.
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