Former Ibrox star Lorenzo Amoruso has named who he believes is the ideal man to replace Steven Gerrard as Rangers manager [Glasgow Times].

A number of names have been thrown around since Gerrard’s abrupt departure for Aston Villa last week.

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Gerrard swapped Glasgow for Birmingham last week. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Former Derby County and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been linked, as has Bodo/Glimt manager Kjetil Knutsen [Glasgow Live].

However, Giovanni van Bronckhorst is the current favourite and Amoruso, who played with the former Netherlands international at Ibrox, believes he would be a great fit.

“He has been at clubs where you learn so much how to play football – good football – and I think Rangers at the moment need this kind of manager,” said the Italian [Glasgow Times].

“Because after Steven Gerrard, I think you need to keep going that way. Giovanni is probably the best candidate to do so.

“Every football player improves himself with experience, especially when they stop playing football. I think that’s the case with Giovanni. He knows how to win because as a player he has been winning but also as a manager.”

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Amoruso thinks van Bronckhorst could be a great fit at Rangers following the departure of Gerrard. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Amoruso backs GVB to replace Gerrard at Rangers

Gerrard’s Ibrox departure shocked and hurt many Bears and comments he’s made since have not gone down well.

However, things move on quickly at a club the size of Rangers, especially when there’s a semi-final looming, and the majority of the fanbase want GVB to land the role as soon as possible.

It’s a good sign that Amoruso speaks highly of the Dutchman 20 years after the pair last shared a changing room together at Ibrox and as the former defender points out, GVB has a lot going for him.

He knows the club well which is an advantage Gerrard didn’t have, while he’s relatively young and full of ideas, yet still has experience of winning and dealing with the pressure of being at big clubs both as a player and as a manager.

In other news, a Rangers star’s return to Glasgow following international duty was delayed by a bird strike at Heathrow Airport.

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