Van Bronckhorst returns to Rangers to take over where Gerrard left off

November 18 – Giovanni van Bronckhorst says he feels “so lucky” after being confirmed as the new manager of Rangers.

The former Netherlands midfielder takes over from Steven Gerrard who recently joined Aston Villa having ended Celtic’s nine-year domination in Scotland by guiding Rangers to the league title in an unbeaten season.

“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,” Van Bronckhorst told the  Rangers website.

“I look forward to carrying on and enhancing the work that has been done already alongside (sporting director) Ross Wilson and the board of the club, and I’m grateful for the chance to work again at this huge football club.”

Van Bronckhorst, who played for Rangers from 1998-2001, becomes the club’s 17th permanent manager. He has previously coached Feyenoord – leading the team to the Dutch title – and more recently Guangzhou R&F in China.

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