Steven Gerrard helped Rangers to end Celtic’s dominance by winning their first Scottish Premiership title in a decade last season.

Rangers went undefeated in the league and also managed to cross the 100 points mark.

Gerrard’s time at Ibrox came to an end yesterday, when Aston Villa appointed him as Dean Smith’s successor. The former Liverpool star’s exit has seen Rangers linked to other managers and among them is Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

On Thursday, the Dutchman’s agent admitted Rangers had not made any contact with him by that stage.

Van Bronckhorst knows the Scottish club first hand, having spent three years of his playing career, between 1998 and 2001, at Rangers.

De Telegraaf say the 46-year-old is ‘still considered as a real Rangers man in Scotland’. In his first job as manager with Feyenoord, he guided the Eredivisie side to league success, which is said to appeal to supporters of the Ibrox club.

Van Bronckhorst has been without a job since returning from China in 2020. The newspaper says the Dutchman is ‘not commenting on the interest’ of Rangers at the moment.

That’s because the Scottish champions have ‘not contacted him’, and since there is no contact, Van Bronckhorst will ‘not seek publicity’.