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Giovanni van Bronckhorst will have to deal directly with major interests at Rangers tonight | European football

Giovanni van Bronckhorst officially starts his adventure tonight as coach of the Scottish Rangers FC. The successor of Steven Gerrard, who left for Aston Villa, immediately awaits a monster job: a victory over Sparta Prague is necessary for the Europa League winter.




The contrast between his first and second job in Europe could hardly be greater. After he was appointed as interim coach at Feyenoord in 2015, he still had to help the errant Rotterdammers get a European ticket via the play-offs. He was unable to make the chagrin disappear, Feyenoord lost 2-3 to SC Heerenveen over two matches. In Scotland, on the other hand, he finds a smile from ear to ear. Yes, Gerrard left it excellent for ‘Gio’.

Check it out: occupying in the competition The Light Blues, after the bankruptcy in 2012, quickly returned from the fourth level in the Scottish top division, proudly taking the lead. The lead over eternal rival and only competitor Celtic is four points. Moreover, Van Bronckhorst also has a clear perspective in the Europa League. The Scots have only collected a meager four points after four matches, but are on the same level with Sparta Prague. That is why the interests are immediately life-size at the start.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst. © Action Images via Reuters

A victory over Ibrox puts Van Bronckhorst and associates in pole position for European wintering. This is preferably done with a margin of two hits, to make up for the 1-0 defeat in the Czech Republic. A win also offers Rangers the financial bonuses of wintering, with which Van Bronckhorst can enter the market in the winter.

Defensive

He currently has a decent selection by Scottish standards, with Kemar Roofe as top scorer, revelation Glen Kamara as midfield breaker and captain James Tavernier coveted by Premier League clubs.

Van Bronckhorst will mainly have to restore the defensive order with the 55-time national champion. Rangers have failed to keep a clean sheet for six games in a row and have already scored thirteen goals in a competition. It is one of the reasons why Van Bronckhorst is going to implement changes in the game concept. ,,The players will get used to the way of playing step by step. You will definitely see some changes tonight.”

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Giovanni van Bronckhorst will have to deal directly with major interests at Rangers tonight | European football
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