Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst could use his pulling power to attract new signings according to journalist Phil O’Rourke.

The Dutchman has played for some of the very best teams in Europe such as Rangers, Barcelona, and Arsenal while leading the Netherlands to a World Cup final, and he is a major figure in European football.

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“Like Gerrard, van Bronckhorst is a big name, especially in European football,” said Phil O’Rourke [GiveMeSport].

“He’s played for some top clubs, like Rangers Arsenal, and Barcelona, as well as numerous caps for the Netherlands.


“So yeah, I think van Bronckhorst is going to be an attractive manager for any player in Europe.” Said, O’Rourke.

The 46-year-old has started his tenure at Rangers in sublime fashion, winning seven and drawing one of his eight matches in charge of the Ibrox side.

As the winter break fast approaches, thoughts will be turning to who he will want to sign to improve the playing squad ahead of a vital second half of the season.

With names such as John Souttar [DailyRecord] and Andreas Skov Olsen [ilRestodelCarlino] being linked with the club, the onus is on the manager to act fast and bring in quality players who will only improve the team or add significant depth to the squad.

There are numerous players out of contract in the summer too such as Allan McGregor, Scott Arfield, and Steven Davis and this could be part of the managers thinking when it comes to transfers.

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Could the Rangers manager’s reputation allow the club to make more high-profile signings? Only time will tell. The names that have already been linked to the club since his appointment suggest it will be a major factor going forward.

In other news, Everton have entered the race for a player who is sought after by Rangers.

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