Former Limerick FC manager swaps Rangers for Stoke City

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Former Limerick FC manager tipped to swap Rangers for Stoke

Former Limerick FC manager Stuart Taylor tipped to swap Rangers for Stoke City

FORMER Limerick FC manager Stuart Taylor is swapping Glasgow Rangers for Stoke just a week after joining the Scottish Premiership side’s youth coaching set-up.

New Stoke City manager Paul Lambert is adding former Limerick boss Taylor to his backroom staff as his assistant manager.

Former Airdrieonians and St Mirren midfielder Taylor was wanted by Lambert to be his number two at Stoke after working with the former Celtic midfielder at Wolves.

Taylor only joined Rangers as part of a youth academy shake-up last week, with former Ibrox duo Gregory Vignal and Kevin Thomson also taking roles within the club.

Taylor’s contract at Rangers was only due to run until this summer.

Taylor was appointed Limerick FC manager in January 2013 and remained in charge of the Blues for 18 months until July 2014.

The former Blues boss eventually went on to Aston Villa where he was under-23 coach and then coach at Wolves under Lambert.

Lambert took over as manager of Premier League strugglers Stoke in recent days following the sacking of Mark Hughes.