A lot has been made about how Gio isn’t being immediately joined by trusty lieutenant Jean-Paul van Gastel, and Rangers will have to wait 6 months.
That is of course absolute poppycock.
Gastel is contracted to the same club in China as GVB was before he left the Super League, Guangzhou City, and as we say, there’s a tonne of hype over the Dutch coach and the time frame for his arrival.
He very much wants to join his old manager in Glasgow, but his contract expires in January, so in worst-case scenario, not 6 months, but one and a half.
If City decide his heart is in Glasgow with GVB, they may reconsider their decision not to release him early, which was the initial verdict given out by the Asian giants.
But 6 months is patently wrong, and it would be January 1st at the latest that JPVG would be able to join Rangers.
So that’s not so bad.
Roy Makaay ‘will just have to do’ in the meantime. Also not so bad.