Giovanni van Bronckhorst will currently be preparing his Rangers team for the biggest match many of the players will have ever appeared in.
Wednesday evening sees Rangers face Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final, after the Glasgow club pushed RB Leipzig aside at Ibrox.
Whilst it’s a huge deal on the pitch for both clubs, it’s also a huge deal off it for the city of Seville.
Well over 100,000 fans are expected in the city, with the majority of them supporting Van Bronckhorst and his men. Rangers and Eintracht have separate fan-zones, but there will still be many supporters congregating in the city, and that’s where trouble is likeliest.
Diario de Sevilla report five Germans were arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning after an attack on Rangers supporters.
The local newspaper explains: ‘The events occurred at midnight next to the Cathedral, where there was a massive fight between fans. The agents of the Police Intervention Unit (UIP), who were in the Plaza de San Francisco, had to intervene quickly to put an end to the altercation. A group of about 200 German fans were assaulting Rangers fans.
‘Observing the arrival of the Police, the ultras fled in the direction of Paseo de Colón, beating Scottish supporters as they fled and confronting the police officers who were trying to prevent these attacks. At that moment, they began to throw glass, flares and tables at the agents.’
Diario de Sevilla say one Rangers fan suffered a head injury, with no further explanation on that. It’s made clear that all the arrests for that incident were Germans, and no Rangers fans were arrested.
Today is going to be very challenging for the authorities in Seville.