Ex-Arsenal star to replace Steven Gerrard at Rangers

Former Arsenal star, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, will be taking over at Scottish Premier League champions, Glasgow Rangers, Sky Sports reports.

Gerrard left Rangers a few days ago to take up a new role as Aston Villa manager.

Van Bronckhorst is said to be the favourite to land the job after holding ‘positive’ talks with Rangers in London.

Van Bronckhorst spent three years at Ibrox between 1998 and 2001, winning five pieces of silverware.

The 46-year-old jetted into London on Monday and his representatives told Sky Sports News that ‘positive’ talks were held with the club.

The Dutchman is keen on a return to management after leaving Chinese Super League club, Guangzhou City.

He made his name in management at Feyenoord, where he led the club to KNVB Cup success in his first full season in charge, before sealing the Eredivisie title the year after.

Meanwhile, Rangers currently have a four-point lead at the top of the SPFL table, with Celtic in second position.