Former Rangers defender Colin Hendry thinks Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s experience at Rangers, Arsenal and Barcelona will have helped prepare him for taking over as Gers boss as the Dutchman edges closer to replacing Steven Gerrard.
Van Bronckhorst played alongside Hendry at Ibrox and the former Scotland skipper believes having the ‘nous’ for the job is far more important than simply being a big character.
After holding talks with Ross Wilson and Stewart Robertson this weekend, van Bronckhorst could be unveiled as the new Rangers boss as early as tomorrow and Hendry thinks that makes him the ideal choice to take over at Ibrox.
“Do you need a big character to be Rangers manager? I think you just need the nous for the job,” Hendry told the Sunday Post.
“You need an understanding of the football club, and also the experience of working at big clubs.
“That is where Gerrard had the advantage of having played for one of the biggest in the UK in Liverpool.
“He came from there and got a sharp, quick understanding of what Rangers are like – the size of the football club and the level required.
“Giovanni was always a seasoned professional. At Rangers, he was world-class. Just exceptional, and you saw that from the fact he went on to play for Arsenal and Barcelona.
“So he knows the football club. He has been there in the past and experienced the greatest heights.”
If van Bronckhorst is the next Rangers manager, he’ll get started with a Premier Sports Cup semi-final clash against Hibs at Hampden next weekend – as the Gers look to end their long wait to get their hands on one of the two domestic cups on offer.