Giovani van Bronckhorst has told the Sunday Post that he has been flattered by being linked with a return to Rangers in the past, and failed to rule out managing the Glasgow club in the future.
Van Bronckhorst, 44, has quickly developed an impressive reputation as a managed after four years with Feyenoord. He left the club this summer, with a league title and two Cups on his managerial CV.
Before Steven Gerrard was appointed as manager, former Rangers star van Bronckhorst was linked with a move to Ibrox. But the Dutchman confirmed that his commitment to Feyenoord saw him overlook the move to Scotland.
Now looking for work, van Bronckhorst stated that he would be interested in the Rangers job when Gerrard eventually departs – and failed to rule out a move to Ibrox in the future.
“To be the manager of Rangers is a huge honour, of course,” van Bronckhorst said. “I’ve been linked with it once or twice, and that was very nice. It’s a great club and has a special feeling in my heart. It was a huge compliment.
“But I was totally committed and focused on Feyenoord. You never know what may happen in the future, and we all know that it is never wise to try to predict where your career may take you.
“You never know what happens because I know the club and have nice feelings for it. But it’s important for everyone to support Steven and the players next season. That is the only focus.”
Van Bronckhorst has already proven that he is an excellent manager, and has huge potential in that side of the game for years to come – with his work at Feyenoord.
A move to Rangers is certainly not out of the question. The former Arsenal and Barcelona star played 117 times for Rangers in three seasons, helping them win two league titles, two Scottish Cups and one League Cup.
Well-liked in Glasgow, van Bronckhorst would be an excellent replacement for Gerrard if and when the Liverpool legend does eventually leave.