Rangers are near finalising a deal for Giovanni van Bronckhorst to develop into their new supervisor.
90min revealed final week that the previous Gers midfielder rapidly made it identified to the membership that he was considering changing Steven Gerrard, who departed for Aston Villa, as supervisor, as did fellow Rangers alumni Gennaro Gattuso – who has beforehand managed Milan and Napoli.
Rangers have been fast off the mark in placing collectively a shortlist of candidates to succeed Gerrard by means of sporting director Ross Wilson, nevertheless it was instantly clear that Van Bronckhorst ticked a variety of the Scottish Premiership champions’ containers.
The Dutchman is presently a free agent after leaving his most up-to-date job in China with Guangzhou R&F for household causes, and was beforehand answerable for Feyenoord for 4 years – the place he lifted the Eredivisie title and received two home cups.
The 46-year-old is now able to get again into administration and sees taking on at Rangers as the perfect alternative following preliminary talks final week.
Van Bronckhorst is known to be in Glasgow finalising the small print of his contract and is planning for who he’ll appoint to his backroom employees. At this stage, 90min understands that he’s unlikely to be joined by his most popular quantity two, Jean-Paul van Gastel, who’s presently head coach at Chinese language Tremendous League facet Guangzhou Metropolis.
Sources near the membership have advised 90min that Rangers are assured of naming Van Bronckhorst as their new boss earlier than the weekend, and that regardless of speaking to different targets, he was first alternative amongst a lot of the membership’s hierarchy.
Throughout his three-year stint at Ibrox as a participant, Van Bronckhorst made 117 appearances in all competitions earlier than becoming a member of Arsenal for £8m in 2001.