There’s been confusion and disagreement amongst Rangers fans on Twitter after footage emerged from Auchenhowie on Tuesday.

Earlier the day, new manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his coaching staff had taken training for the first time.

Supporters were delighted to see GvB snapped on the training pitch with a whistle in hand and a stopwatch around his neck as preparations ramped up for Thursday night’s must-win Europa League clash against Sparta Prague.

Rangers released a full training video on RangersTV at 18:00 and one small part of the footage caused plenty of debate.

After a drill broke down, new first-team coach Roy Makaay could be heard saying: “Keep it simple. Tricks are for the circus.”

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New Rangers coach Roy Makaay was spotted giving out instructions at Auchenhowie in footage released by the club. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

The camera angle made it look like the comment was aimed at Ryan Kent and that prompted a mixed reaction from supporters.

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Some were happy that Makaay appeared to be asserting himself early on and others were worried that Kent hadn’t taken the advice well.


As time went on, though, more and more supporters began to point out that the comment may not actually have been aimed at Kent at all.

The intended recipient may have been a teammate or simply the group as a whole.

The comment may well have been blown out of proportion but it does give supporters an early insight into Makaay’s style.

He clearly wants the talented group of forwards at Rangers to do the basics well and sees that as the foundation for success.

Meanwhile, the Gers have reportedly been dealt a transfer blow regarding an in-form international.

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