By Kevin Campbell

17th Nov, 2021 | 7:00pm

Rangers told to appoint 'left-field' alternative after Sky's Van Bronckhorst update - pundit

Rangers could “make another left-field appointment” in the mould of Steven Gerrard, according to Kevin Campbell.

However, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker backed Giovanni van Bronckhorst for the position given his prior knowledge of the club.

Sky Sports reported on Tuesday (November 16th) that the Gers held further discussion with the 46-year-old after initial talks at the end of last week.

It comes after Sky revealed a day earlier that the Gers’ board have narrowed their manager search down to a three-man shortlist.

The list is said to include Van Bronckhorst but not ex-Chelsea and Derby County manager Frank Lampard.

When asked by Football Insider who else was likely on the shortlist at Ibrox, Campbell said: “They might make another left-field appointment like Gerrard.

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“The key is, the feeling has to be right.

“Giovanni van Bronckhorst is being heavily linked with the job and of course he played for Rangers.

“That one would be a really good move in my opinion. He knows the club inside out and in the middle of a season, I think that’s quite important.

“The board have got a big decision to make. This is a really pivotal appointment in the club’s history.

“They have had so much momentum with Steven Gerrard. The last thing they want to do is lose it. It’s vital that they get this right.”

In other news, a pundit expects the Rangers board have struck a “clever” January transfer “agreement” with Gerrard after a source reveal.