Speaking to Sky Sports News, Kris Boyd has shed some light on new Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s coaching methods.
After days of speculation, GvB was officially confirmed as the 17th permanent manager in Rangers’ history on Thursday afternoon.
🆕 Giovanni van Bronckhorst has today agreed to become the 17th permanent manager of Rangers Football Club.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) November 18, 2021
The announcement went down extremely well with fans, many of whom adored the former Netherlands international during his stint at Ibrox as a player between 1998-2001.
Boyd didn’t play alongside GvB but he did spend some time with him several years ago during the 46-year-old’s time as Feyenoord manager, giving him a good understanding of how he approaches his work.
“When I was doing my coaching badges I went over to Feyenoord for four or five days and he’s a coach that wants to be out there on the pitch,” explained Boyd [Sky Sports Scotland].”He wants to be out there making players better – he thrives off that.”
“I think that’s really important because there are a lot of talented football players in this Rangers squad and if you get them firing on all cylinders, Rangers can be a threat.
“Because of the way that he wants to play, the style he wants to play, his appointment fits the players who are already here so there isn’t a big upheaval.”
Rangers fans will be delighted that they’re getting a relatively youthful and enthusiastic coach who’s going to be driving standards on the training pitch every day.
GvB knows what it’s like to win both as a player and as a manager and as alluded to by Boyd, his preference for 4-3-3 is very handy given the approach of the previous regime.
He has a tough run of fixtures to start off with, but if he gets it right straight away, Rangers could have an excellent season.