Could be the time for Rangers hero to finally come home

Could be the time for Rangers hero to finally come home
25 Aug 1999: Giovanni van Bronckhorst of Rangers celebrates victory over Parma in the UEFA Champions League qualifying third round second leg match at the Stadio Tardini in Parma, Italy. Mandatory Credit: Clive Brunskill /Allsport

Ibrox Noise would like to lay on record our officially endorsed choice for new Rangers manager:

And that man is: drumroll

Giovanni Van Bronckhorst.

Our info is he is the front-runner, and being a free agent, won’t cost any compensation whatsoever. Which actually benefits Rangers in every way.

And here’s how:

GVB’s CV is simply world class.

Spells with Feyenoord, Rangers, Arsenal, Barca then back to Feyenoord while amassing over 100 caps for Holland show he’s every inch as illustrious as his potential predecessor, with the added bonus that he not only won the league (unlike some), but won it in three different countries – Scotland, England and Spain.

His playing days were glittering, and he can boast the small matter of a Champions League winners medal too.

As a manager though it gets better. He won everything with Feyenoord with a wonderful 61% win ratio, far harder to do in Holland v AZ, PSV, Ajax and co than against just Celtic in Scotland.

But the key issue is he’s one of us. He knows us, knows Rangers, knows Scotland, and he knows what this club means.

Gio was a world class player, and he’s been a world class manager. He’s experienced, he’s free, and he’s about the best we could have had.

In fact, we’d have chosen him over Gerrard in the first place by a long way.

But the past is the past.

He’s the overwhelming favourite and we hope it happens.

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  1. Hard to disagree. His management CV is very good and actually it doesn’t rally matter that he played for us. Hopefully he will have good contacts in Holland, England and Spain to find some bargain players and like Gerrard his high profile will attract players to sign.

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