New Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be at Hampden on Sunday as fans prepare a special Oranje welcome for the manager.

However, the 46-year-old Dutchman will not be taking charge of the team for the Premier Sports cup semi-final against Hibs but will instead be watching on from the stands.

The news was confirmed by sporting director Ross Wilson as he discussed the process behind recruiting a new manager and the suitability of van Bronckhorst for the role.

“I think supporters will expect to see him in Glasgow soon,” said Wilson [RangersTV].

“But I’m not going to put a date on that. But he’ll be with us very, very soon.

“He will be in the dugout soon; he won’t be in the dugout at Hampden but we expect him to be at the game.

van Bronckhorst will be at Hampden this sunday

“In fact I’m sure he’ll be at the game, he’s excited for the game, I know that already, I think for a few reasons.

“One it’s a semi-final, two he’s joining Rangers and three he knows what the Rangers fans are like and they’ll be more than 100% behind the club come the weekend at the semi-final.

“He’s very excited about all that and he’ll be in Glasgow soon and in the dugout soon, albeit not on Sunday.”

Very few supporters in the world offer a welcome like the Rangers fans and whilst Gio is preparing to take to the stands on Sunday, fans are already making preparations to welcome him.

Supporters are encouraging each other to give Gio the ultimate Oranje welcome and don their brightest orange jerseys in celebration of the new boss:

Don’t say you didn’t get the memo.

Rangers are gearing up for a challenging clash with Hibernian at Hampden in the League Cup this weekend and should the Gers overcome the Hibees, then Gio will have a Final to look forward to in his first month in charge.

Read more about Ross Wilson’s comments on van Bronckhorst as he gave an intriguing update regarding the appointment.

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