Rangers: Hugh MacDonald outlines discussions Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be having

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Journalist Hugh MacDonald has outlined what possible new Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst will currently have ‘his eyes on’ if he is to take the job.

After Rangers’ former boss, Steven Gerrard, left his role in Scotland to move to England, the Gers have had to be on the lookout for a new appointment.

As things stand, former defender Van Bronckhorst looks like he has a strong shot at being offered the role. Indeed, as reported by Sky Sports, the Dutchman recently held ‘positive’ talks in London regarding the vacant position.

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Now, while talking on The PLZ Football Show, MacDonald has speculated that as a potential ‘superb choice’, Van Bronckhorst will be thinking about the calibre of player he may have to work with.

He said: “I think Van Bronckhorst would be, in coaching terms, a superb choice. He’s got a really good pedigree, Van Bronckhorst.

“He’s got the link with Rangers as well. So he knows the league, he knows what’s required. I think the big crucial point will be that one: ‘What have I got to work with?’

“And that will be the one that they’ll be discussing at the moment. And that will be the one that Van Bronckhorst has got his eyes on.”

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As referenced by MacDonald, the retired defender should have a pretty good understanding of the Scottish Premier League. After all, he won two trophies while at Ibrox.

If he is to get the job, he will, of course, inherit a team that has just won the league title themselves. This shows that there are certainly players of great quality in the team – also proven by the fact that Rangers currently top the SPFL table, too.

In particular, James Tavernier stands out as one of the club’s better players. Last season, he was part of a record-breaking defence that conceded just nine goals in 28 league matches, while he also provided an impressive 17 goals and 15 assists.

The only issue is, having recently achieved such greats under their former manager, the current players may struggle to find more motivation under a different regime.

This will certainly be something for Van Bronckhorst to consider if he is offered the position.

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