Mon. May 16th, 2022

BBC

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

The Dutchman, 46, will replace Steven Gerrard – who left for Aston Villa – subject to being granted a work permit.

Van Bronckhorst played for Rangers between 1998 and 2001, claiming five trophies including two league titles.

He went on to win more with Arsenal and Barcelona, including the Champions League with the latter, before coaching Feyenoord to the Dutch title.

The versatile midfielder also won 106 caps for his country, captaining the Netherlands to the 2010 World Cup final, which was his final match as a player.

Van Bronckhorst, whose last job in management was a year with Guangzhou R&F in China, said he was “absolutely delighted” to become Rangers’ 17th permanent manager.

“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,” he added.

“I look forward to carrying on and enhancing the work that has been done already and I’m grateful for the chance to work again at this huge football club.

“I cannot wait to meet the club’s incredible supporters again and begin this new era for us all.”

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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