Former Rangers assistant Neil Banfield has landed a new job - seven months after Michael Beale was sacked at Ibrox.

The hugely experienced coach - who worked under Arsene Wenger at Arsenal - has been appointed No2 at English club Stevenage.

The League One club named Alex Revell as manager today - with Banfield brought in to help the manager. Former Celtic defender Scott Cuthbert has been appointed as a first-team coach in the management shuffle.

Banfield - who previously worked at Charlton, throughout age groups at Arsenal and then at Queens Park - followed Beale to Rangers in 2022.

However he only last 10 months alongside the English coach before they - along with Harry Watling - were dismissed by the club.

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A Stevenage statement read: “We’ve taken our time to consider various candidates, but we believe the dynamics of our squad dictated that Alex was the natural successor to Steve. Alex knows the players, he’s been part of the original recruitment metric and, importantly, he’s held in high esteem by the dressing room.

"However, we wanted to improve our chances of success on the pitch by providing an experienced coach/assistant manager with in-game expertise and years of experience winning games.

“In this regard, we’ve also appointed the Management Team that Alex has chosen with Neil Banfield joining as Assistant Manager/First Team coach and Scott Cuthbert taking over Alex’s former number three role.

“We had options of managers with more experience, but there’s never a guarantee the dressing room will buy into someone new and our dressing room this year is special. We have a group of hard working, great characters and we wanted to retain the identity we’ve created. These players have a respect and trust in Alex that we have built upon by adding proven coaching ability and experience in Neil.

“There are never any guarantees in football, but we believe this is the right management team to establish us as a League One club that can push the big boys all the way”.