By Alex McLeish

17th Nov, 2021 | 12:24pm

McLeish backs Van Bronckhorst to be new Rangers boss after speaking to Wouters and those close to him

Alex McLeish has insisted Giovanni van Bronckhurst would be a “good fit” for Rangers after speaking to those who know him.

The ex-Gers boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, revealed former Ibrox coach Jan Wouters rates the 46-year-old “really highly”.

As reported by Sky Sports on Tuesday (16th November), Van Bronckhorst is holding further talks with the Glasgow giants after initial discussions earlier this month.

However, the broadcaster claim the Dutch manager is not the only candidate in the running to replace Steven Gerrard.

As revealed by Football Insider (11th November), Ronald Koeman and John Terry also featured high up Ross Wilson’s original managerial wishlist.

McLeish revealed he had spoken to those in the know to get the lowdown on Van Bronckhurst.

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Asked if he thought the Dutchman could be the right fit, McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Yep, I think he could.

“Having spoken to friends, close friends, people who know him well and have worked with Giovanni as well, like Jan Wouters, Jan rates him really highly.

“I’ve not seen him working but I know he famously won the title with Feyenoord against the biggies. Of course, Feyenoord have a good history as well.

“I think he’s a modern-day thinker, a modern-day coach. I think he’d be a good fit, yeah.”

Van Bronckhorst has been out of work since December 2020 after leaving Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F.

The former left-back is well-known at Ibrox after his three-year spell as a Rangers player.

He made 117 appearances, won two league titles, two Scottish Cups and a Scottish League Cup in Glasgow.

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