Rangers manager latest: Giovanni Van Bronckhorst strong contender to become new manager after Gerrard departure

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is a strong contender to become the new Rangers manager, The Athletic understands.

Steven Gerrard confirmed his move to Aston Villa earlier today and exits after a three-and-a-half-year reign.

It leaves Rangers searching for a replacement and former Feyenoord boss Van Bronckhorst is in a good position to take over having expressed his desire to join the club he spent three years at between 1998 and 2001 as a player.

Van Bronckhorst has been out of work since his departure from his most recent job at Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F — who he led to an 11th place finish before quitting to return to his family in December 2020.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes, who turned down the Ibrox vacancy in 2017, is not understood to be in the running.

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