Rangers reunion imminent as GVB talks up return of former Ibrox star
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Rangers reunion imminent as GVB talks up return of former Ibrox star

Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst has been discussing his upcoming reunion with former Ibrox teammate Derek McInnes as Kilmarnock head to Ibrox.

The Dutch coach played with McInnes at Ibrox at the end of the 1990s with the two spending the 1998/99 and 99/00 together in the Rangers dressing room.

During that period the two lifted the a domestic treble in Gio’s first season and the SPL and League Cup double the following campaign.

There clearly remains a fondness between the two and Giovanni van Bronckhorst claimed he is very much looking forward to welcoming Derek McInnes to Rangers with the ex-Aberdeen boss’ newly promoted Kilmarnock side.

Van Bronckhorst welcomes Derek McInnes back to Rangers with Kilmarnock

“We have analysed them well, of course the game against Dundee United last week they had a draw,” said van Bronckhorst [Rangers].

“It’s a team that comes with the Championship with a coach who likes to play good football, Derek McInnes is doing a lovely job at Kilmarnock.

“I know him personally, I played with him so it’s always nice to see your ex-teammates getting to management as well so I’m really looking forward to meeting Derek again on Saturday.

“He was a great player, midfield player, very comfortable on the ball. You always see a little bit of the style of play of the manager into the teams they coach.

“For him he took Kilmarnock from the Championship back to the Premier League so it was a great year for him and they started well with a draw against Dundee United.

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“Looking good to see him back and Kilmarnock is a team who can make it really difficult, like all the teams in Scotland.”

Rangers fans are well aware of Derek McInnes from his time at Aberdeen where the Scottish coach was a consistent thorn in the club’s side.

However, this is the first time he will lock horns with Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Rangers fans expect their side to bounce back from USG disappointment in the first competitive game of the season at Ibrox.

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