fr24news– Giovanni van Bronckhorst is already preparing a behind-the-scenes team to help him take over from Rangers while he awaits the call to find out if he has managed the return of his dreams to Glasgow.
Sports record understands Ibrox’s hierarchy expect to make a final decision on who Steven Gerrard’s successor will be on Monday – the Dutchman being a red favorite for the post after having signing talks with a club delegation in London on Saturday afternoon.
Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard also had talks over the weekend with sports director Ross Wilson, but Van Bronckhorst is believed to remain at the top of the list of possible targets.
And he’s ready to go as he gathers personal coaching potential ahead of Saturday’s Premier Sports Cup semi-final showdown with Hibs in Hampden.
The 46-year-old right-hand man in Feyenoord, Jean-Paul van Gastel, remains in China after following Van Bronckhorst to the city of Guangzhou in 2019 shortly before the outbreak of the Covid pandemic.
But, with the Chinese Super League season ending in a few weeks, Van Gastel could still be part of a new look setup.
Van Bronckhorst also remains close to former Rangers teammate Arthur Numan, who now works as a chief scout with AZ Alkmaar and could be tempted to play a similar role in Scotland.
If Van Bronckhorst is the man chosen, his first task will be to fill a series of positions that were vacated when Steven Gerrard took his entire team behind the scenes with him to Aston Villa last week.