Giovanni van Bronckhorst: Rangers manager shares emotional Instagram post
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Giovanni van Bronckhorst: Rangers manager shares emotional Instagram post

Giovanni van Bronckhorst took to Instagram with an emotional post after his first win as Rangers manager against Sparta Prague in the Europa League.

The Dutchman, who played at Ibrox for three years, knows what it is like to represent the club, including in European competitions.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst shared an emotional picture on Instagram after his first win as Rangers manager. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Think back to his fantastic free-kick against Galatasaray in 2000 or being part of the Rangers side that sensationally dumped the reigning UEFA Cup holders Parma out of the competition in 1999.

But he was still blown away on Thursday night.

He shared the picture of himself celebrating in front of the raucous Ibrox crowd as he gained his first win in charge of the side.

Van Bronckhorst proved he made the right choice in coming back to Rangers as the caption said, “humbled and overwhelmed to be back at Ibrox,” suggesting the emotions of the night may have gotten to him.

The Dutchman was a popular choice to replace Steven Gerrard and he was under pressure straight away with what was a must-win match on home soil if we had any aspirations of continuing our European journey.

He duly delivered and the Ibrox crowd gave him the reception he was due.

Two goals from Alfredo Morelos lifted Rangers out of the post-Hibs doldrums and secured the vital victory, with a number of players including McGregor, Bassey and Kamara all starring.

Alfredo Morelos scored twice for Rangers to give van Bronckhorst a perfect start. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If the manager can get the team playing like this in every match, and inspire players who were lacking in confidence, then the next few months could be exciting for Rangers.

It could be especially rewarding for the younger players in the squad, as van Bronckhorst has said he will give players a chance if they are good enough, regardless of age.