FALKIRK number two Jimmy Nicholl is set to be named as the new assistant manager of Rangers.

The 61-year-old had two spells as a player at Ibrox in the 1980s and coached the reserve team under Graemee Souness during that period.

The BBC reported on Saturday that he will leave the Bairns following Tuesday's game against Dunfermline to become Graeme Murty's right-hand man. 

Nicholl, who led Raith Rovers to a League Cup victory in 1994, will join the club's staff for the second half of the season and it is understood that he will continue in his role as assistant to Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill.

Rangers held Celtic to a 0-0 draw at Parkhead in their final fixture before the winter break, keeping them 11 points adrift of their rivals and in third place.

The Gers' next game is against Fraserburgh in the Scottish Cup fourth round on 21 January.