A major update has emerged on Rangers’ pursuit of out-of-work manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst…
According to The Scotsman journalist Barry Anderson, the Gers have been in talks with the Dutchman today and a quick appointment could be made if the discussions end well.
He tweeted: “Rangers talking to Giovanni van Bronckhorst today. If talks go well, a quick appointment could come in time for the cup semi v Hibs. Van Bronckhorst wants the job and feels he has the right attributes to succeed Steven Gerrard. Others also on RFC shortlist.”
This update from Anderson will surely leave Rangers fans feeling delighted as it suggests that the club are close to sealing a new manager. Steven Gerrard left earlier this week to join Aston Villa and the Gers could be forgiven for being caught on their heels by the sudden move, but they have seemingly reacted quickly and now appear to be at an advanced stage with Van Bronckhorst.
Credit must be given to Ross Wilson for acting on his shortlist swiftly and not taking too long to decide on the best candidate to replace Gerrard. He is already in talks with Van Bronckhorst and Anderson’s claim that the Dutchman wants the job will leave Gers fans buzzing as it shows that he is keen to return to Ibrox after his spell as a player prior to his managerial career.
The ex-Feyenoord boss being interested in the role also shows that he would not be a manager that Wilson needs to pay extra money for or convince to make the switch. He is already sold on the project and is actively looking to take the post, which suggests that he will be committed to Rangers and passionate about the role, rather than seeing it as a mere money-making gig.
Of course, nothing is signed and sealed yet. The talks appear to be ongoing and it remains to be seen exactly when they will conclude. However, this update from Anderson suggests that they on the right track, due to Van Bronckhorst’s interest in the role, and fans will be delighted that progress is being made with a week to go before a return to club action against Hibernian.