Rangers fans have certainly taken to new manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst and as the Dutchman returns to Ibrox so does a song in homage to the former midfielder.

GVB is leading a second Dutch revolution in Govan having previously joined the Ibrox side during the first under Dick Advocaat at the end of the 90s.

Spending three years in Glasgow, Gio was amongst the most glamourous players of the era to strut his stuff at Rangers and a firm fan favourite over his three years at the club.

Five trophies – including two titles – would define van Bronckhorst’s spell before the midfielder-turned-left-back went on to with an English Premier League with Arsenal.

A legendary spell in a legendary Barca team followed this, winning La Liga twice and the Champions League in 2006.

Oh, and it was just the 106 caps for the Netherlands and only the one World Cup Final as captain.

The pedigree is there and there’s some coaching nous too; GVB won five trophies at Feyenoord as manager including the club’s first league title in 18 years.

Rangers fans loving Giovanni van Bronckhorst song

A calm, cool and composed figure, Gio’s presence at Ibrox as been a breath of fresh air to fans this week as supporters quickly forget about the Steven Gerrard-led management team.

As the club earned an impressive 2-0 victory over Sparta Prague to reach the Europa League knockouts, it was the Giovanni van Bronckhorst song which was ringing out around the stadium.

Sang to the tune of Carnival de Paris, the Giovanni van Bronckhorst song is as follows:

Gio, Gio, Gio, Gio, Gio

Giovanni, Giovanni

Giovanni van Bronckhorst

And repeat.

Fans – always quick to pick up on a new chant when it comes to Rangers – have adopted the song already with plenty struggling to get it out of their heads after Thursday evening:



We get the feeling this won’t be the last time we hear the Giovanni van Bronckhorst song ringing out around Ibrox as the club prepares an assault on silverware under the Dutchman.

Meanwhile, one Rangers flop who’s been linked to some of Europe’s elite clubs was snapped missing a Panenka penalty over the weekend.

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