Rangers are expected to keep Alex Rae on as part of Philippe Clement’s backroom staff next season, according to Chris Jack.

Alex Rae 'delighted' to return as Rangers confirm coaching staff - BBC Sport

On June 17, a journalist for Rangers Review stated on the website of the publication that he knows the first team coach of the Gers won’t be let go because of his familiarity with Scottish football and the Light Blues.

The Daily Record revealed on May 20 that Rae’s contract was set to expire this summer and that the backroom crew will be changing.

Following Michael Beale’s dismissal from the squad last season, the former Ibrox midfielder was a member of Steven Davis’s temporary management staff, which we continued after Clement was appointed.

After missing out on the opportunity to win the Scottish Premiership, the manager and Nils Koppen are revamping the team at Ibrox in yet another summer of significant change.

Michael Beale’s own revamp from a year ago didn’t have the desired effect, so the Belgian needs to get it right. The Rangers hierarchy has also been thrown off guard by the abrupt departure of former CEO James Bisgrove to Saudi Arabia [Scottish Sun, May 30]. Rae’s departure, like that of Ryan Jack and Kemar Roofe, isn’t expected as their contracts are expiring, so an extension must be planned or already agreed upon.

Other first team regulars that have left are Borna Barisic and John Lundstram, both of whom are anticipated to rejoin Trabzonspor in Turkey.

The playing staff that Rae is coaching will look very different when the next season begins if he is still in place. A number of new acquisitions have already been made, and many more are anticipated.

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