Giovanni van Bronckhorst appointed Rangers manager

By Gareth Fullerton & Jack Thomson

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is the new manager of Rangers.

The Dutchman - who won two league titles as a player with the club - has been confirmed as Steven Gerrard's successor at Ibrox.

The deal is subject to a work permit but Rangers have sealed their top target ahead of Sunday's League Cup semi-final.

Van Bronckhorst said: "I feel so lucky to be going to work with a squad which is in a great position on all fronts and largely has that experience of being winners," he added.

"I look forward to carrying on and enhancing the work that has been done already and I'm grateful for the chance to work again at this huge football club.

"I cannot wait to meet the club's incredible supporters again and begin this new era for us all."

Van Bronckhorst held talks with Rangers officials in London last weekend before finalising contract details this week.

The Dutchman - who won 106 international caps - had a successful period as manager of Feyenoord from 2015 to 2019, winning their first Eredivisie title in 18 years in his second season in Rotterdam.

He was appointed Guangzhou R&F boss in 2020, but left after a season.

Van Bronckhorst, who won the Champions League with Barcelona, has big shoes to fill after Gerrard's Premiership title success last season.

He will need to form a new back-room team after Gary McAllister, Michael Beale, Tom Culshaw, Scott Mason and Jordan Milsom all followed Gerrard to Aston Villa.


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