Former Rangers hero Gio van Bronckhorst interested in Newcastle role
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Former Rangers hero Gio van Bronckhorst interested in Newcastle role

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s agent has declared his client’s interest in becoming Rafa Benitez’s successor at Newcastle United, as quoted by the Scottish Sun. 
GVB became a fan favourite during a three-year stint at Ibrox between 1998 and 2001.

Van Bronckhorst lines up for Rangers in a Champions League fixture. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

During that time he was a mainstay and helped the Gers to two league titles, two Scottish Cups and a Scottish League Cup title.

After leaving the club, he added the Premier League and Champions League to an impressive CV. His start to life as a manager has continued along the same theme.
Across four years with Feyenoord, he secured the Eredivisie, two KNVB Cups and two Johan Cruyff Shields.

Gio set for the PL?

He left that post at the end of last season, though, and so is currently unattached.

GVB was a roaring success as the manager at Feyenoord. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

“I think the rumours have come a little bit early and no-one from the club has spoken to Gio,” GVB’s agent, Guido Albers said, as
quoted by the Daily Record. “But I think every coach in the world would be interested in working in the Premier League.”
“And what we would say is that if a club like Newcastle has an opportunity to work for them. Then, of course, he would be interested in doing that. It is an amazing club with an amazing fanbase but it’s up to them who they decide to go for.
“Giovanni left Feyenoord, he was competing on a limited budget but won the Eredivisie against two clubs in Ajax and PSV who have greater resources. He had a great relationship with the fans, the players, the media and the city and he’s ready for the next challenge.”

The 44-year-old is looking for his second major managerial role. (Photo by Marcel Bonte/Soccrates/Getty Images)

It would be interesting if Newcastle opted for the former Ger. He certainly started managerial life well at a big club in his native Holland.
Given he’s already expressed interest in taking the Ibrox hot seat one day [Sunday Post], some Bears will certainly be monitoring the progression of GVB’s managerial career.