JIMMY Nicholl could not contain his excitement after sealing a return to Ibrox as Rangers assistant manager.

The 61-year-old has been appointed No.2 to Graeme Murty after Falkirk agreed to allow him to move on from the same role under Paul Hartley.

Nicholl, who has also been Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill's assistant in recent years, had two playing spells at Ibrox in the 1980s. 

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He told the Rangers website: "To have the opportunity to go back to Rangers in this capacity as assistant manager with Graeme Murty, I am so excited and chuffed to bits that Graeme has given me this opportunity."