Jim White drops exciting update on Rangers manager hunt
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Rangers manager hunt: Jim White drops exciting update

High-profile broadcaster Jim White has dropped an exciting update on Rangers’ manager hunt.

It’s been just under a week since Steven Gerrard upped sticks and joined Aston Villa but it appears that the search for his replacement is almost at an end.

Rangers have reacted quickly to the surprise exit of Steven Gerrard. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Former Ibrox star and ex-Feyenoord manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s name has been mentioned right from the start of the search and the 46-year-old looks to have landed the role.


“Just had it confirmed that @RangersFC and representatives of Giovanni van Bronckhorst are close tonight to finalising deal which will see the Dutchman become the club’s new manager,” wrote White on Twitter late on Wednesday evening.

His tweet came after updates from Sky Sports and BBC Sport which suggested that an appointment was nearing.

It’s exciting news for supporters, given van Bronckhorst’s success and popularity during his three-year stint at Ibrox as a player between 1998 and 2001.

Jim White says that Giovanni van Bronckhorst – pictured celebrating a Champions League Qualifying win over Parma in 1999 – is close to being appointed Rangers manager. (Photo by: Clive Brunskill /Allsport)

He won five trophies with the club before moving on to star for Arsenal and Barcelona, and he made an extremely promising start to his career as a manager, securing five pieces of silverware for Feyenoord between 2015 and 2019.

It’s still not clear whether or not the Dutchman will be in charge for Sunday’s Premier Sports Cup semi-final against Hibernian at Hampden.

Whenever a deal and any necessary paperwork are completed, though, it will provide a big boost to a fanbase and playing squad that was rocked by Gerrard’s abrupt departure.

Meanwhile, an international manager has suggested that a Rangers player would be better off away from Ibrox.

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