Giovanni van Bronckhorst revealed it was an easy decision to return to Rangers as manager. He was appointed as the head coach after Steven Gerrard departed the club to become the Aston Villa manager. Van Bronckhorst has signed a contract until the summer of 2025. He played for Rangers for 3 seasons between 1998 and 2001 and watched the team lose their Scottish League Cup semi-final against Hibernian from the stands. He will manage the team for the first time during their Europa League match against Sparta Prague.
“I’m very proud,” new Rangers head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst said. “I had a beautiful time here as a player and I have enjoyed being back in Glasgow over the past few days. It was quite an easy decision to take this job. I was confident that I would take the job because it’s a club I want to lead. I want to bring success to the club. I have been working at Feyenoord, a club with a lot of pressure, so hopefully I and my staff can have the same type of success here that we had there.”
“There’s no mandate to the manager that we have to sell players,” Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson said. “We’ve been really, really clear as a club in our communication that we see player trading that has to be normal for this club – as it is for nearly every club in world football. We’ve not been strong in that in the past that is clear to say. But the investors have continued to back this club all the time.”