Andries Ulderink joins Rangers as Philippe Clement's backroom team confirmed

Rangers have confirmed the appointment of Andries Ulderink as assistant manager.

The Dutch coach further bolsters boss Philippe Clement's backroom team as he joins Stephan Van Der Hayden, Alex Rae, Brian Gilmour and goalkeeping coach Colin Stewart at Ibrox. Experienced Ulderink most recently spent time as assistant coach at Royal Antwerp, with experience also at FC Twente, Ajax and Reading.

He said: "I am really excited to join Rangers as assistant manager and it is a challenge I am looking forward to. It is a great club, with a lot of history, and with a lot of Dutch connections so that was always there in my mind. In Scotland, the football intensity is very strong, especially at Rangers, so that was important for me too.

"I spoke with the manager about football, his vision, and his ambitions and he told me a little bit about the staff, about the club and it was exciting, I am really happy to be here."

Clement added: "I am delighted to have Andries join our backroom staff ahead of the new season. He is an experienced coach, with a lot of knowledge from his time working across Europe. We had some really positive conversations over the past few weeks, and I am really looking forward to working with him.

"It is important for me to have a strong group of coaches supporting me, and the addition of Andries will complement the team we already have in the building ahead of another huge season."