Giovanni van Bronckhorst is on his way back to Holland as the search for Steven Gerrard’s successor continues for the Ibrox hierarchy.
Gerrard’s departure for Aston Villa appears to have provided van Bronckhorst with the perfect opportunity to get back in the spotlight after a disastrous spell managing in China.
Almost as soon as Villa had announced their new manager the campaign was underway to remind the world that the former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder was looking for a job. His flights to and from London have been extensively ‘leaked’.
??Giovanni van Bronckhorst has left London after talks with Rangers
??His representative says discussions were ‘positive’
??Rangers will meet with other candidates this weekend
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) November 13, 2021
It seems that the other candidates to be interviewed for the vacancy are keeping a lower profile than van Bronckhorst.
Ross Wilson is apparently in charge of the search for Gerrard’s replacement but the recruitment system seems unusual for football.
Normally a club will have a definite candidate in mind, like Spurs with Antonio Conte and Villa with Gerrard. Contact with the preferred candidate is concluded and an appointment made.
Sevco appear unsure of who they want with a couple of interviews expected before a decision is made, if no appointment is made Graeme Murty will take training on Monday with Gerrard taking five coaches with him to Villa.
No one else needs interviewed this man will lead us to many more titles than gerrard could ever dream of doing. Or any other manager
— ??????? KurtHammerDixon ??? (@KDGAMING1996) November 13, 2021
— rhebel* (@celticbhand) November 13, 2021
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s representative tells @SkySportsNews they held “positive talks” with Rangers today over vacant managerial position. Footage shows van Bronckhorst leaving London earlier. #RangersFC #vanBronckhorst pic.twitter.com/e0w7YezToH
— Dharmesh Sheth (@skysports_sheth) November 13, 2021
The bad sign is there too see……. Gio on flight back home.
— Big Cheddar Loyal (@bigcheddarloyal) November 13, 2021
Doesn’t look too positive
— aaronleemma (@aaronleemma) November 13, 2021