Giovanni van Bronckhorst has been confirmed as the new Rangers manager, succeeding Steven Gerrard on the membership he performed for from 1998 and 2001.
The previous Netherlands worldwide has been out of labor since leaving his publish as head coach of Guangzhou Metropolis final December. He managed Feyenoord from 2015 to 2019, successful the Dutch Cup twice and the membership’s first Eredivisie title in 18 years.
Van Bronckhorst, who received 106 caps throughout a extremely profitable taking part in profession which included spells at Arsenal and Barcelona, met Rangers officers in Amsterdam this week after preliminary talks in London. The membership stated the deal was topic to a piece allow.
“I’m completely delighted to be returning to Rangers as the membership’s new manager,” Van Bronckhorst stated. “I really feel so fortunate to be going to work with a squad which is in a terrific place on all fronts and largely has that have of being winners … I can not wait to fulfill the membership’s unbelievable supporters once more and start this new period for us all.”
Rangers play a League Cup semi-final towards Hibs on Sunday and are at house to Sparta Prague within the Europa League subsequent Thursday. Gerrard left to take over as manager of Aston Villa.
The Rangers sporting director, Ross Wilson, stated of Van Bronckhorst: “I can see how excited he’s. I’m trying ahead to introducing him to the squad quickly. Gio has been a part of a protracted record of managers we’ve been monitoring for a time frame to make sure we’re all the time prepared.”