A deadline has been set for Giovanni van Bronckhorst in Rangers’ search for a new head coach this week…
According to the Scottish Sun, the Dutchman will be told within the next 24 hours whether or not he has landed the job to succeed Steven Gerrard at Ibrox.
The report claims the second round of talks with him concluded on Tuesday in the Netherlands and the 46-year-old will know Ross Wilson’s final decision by Thursday.
This update will surely leave fans feeling excited as it suggests that they will know who the new manager of the club is before the weekend. Van Bronckhorst will know at some point on Thursday and consequently, that will result in a deal being done before Sunday’s League Cup clash with Hibernian, per the report.
Once that is finalised the fans can start to look forward to a brand new era at Ibrox with a fresh head coach leading the way forwards, so they can forget about the ex-Liverpool man and focus on the future rather than looking back at what could have been.
Rangers are currently top of the Scottish Premiership, four points clear of Celtic, and fans should get excited about the prospect of a former player coming and leading them to glory. Gerrard has left the club in a superb position for someone to take over the reins and continue their assault on the division for the rest of the campaign, with the ex-Feyenoord coach seemingly set for the role.
Van Bronckhorst has an eye-catching C.V as a manager despite starting his senior coaching career in 2015. He spent four years with Feyenoord in the Netherlands and was hugely successful as he won five trophies in those four seasons and won one Eredivisie title.
This shows that he is capable of setting his side up to win trophies and that will no doubt excite supporters, especially with a semi-final coming up this weekend against Hibs. Gerrard never won a domestic cup during his time in Glasgow and van Bronckhorst may have an opportunity to reach a final in his first game in charge. Should that be the case, then the Ibrox fanbase will be elated by the events of the last week.