Roy Makaay 'named as' part of Gio van Bronckhorst's Rangers management team
GIO van Bronckhorst plans to bring former Bayern Munich striker Roy Makaay in as part of his backroom team, it has been revealed.
Respected Dutch football journalist Marcel van der Kraan has revealed that the former Bayern Munich and Netherlands striker has been lined up as part of the van Bronckhorst's backroom team.
The Dutchman has quite a pedigree, having averaged a goal every two games in more than 500 senior appearances.
Van der Kraan said: "He will bring another assistant, and its a big name, people are maybe not aware of that.
"The former Bayern Munich and Holland player will be one of his assistants and he will travel over with him when he comes over and probably be with him in the stands to watch the first game, against Hibs in the semi-final."
These are exciting times for the club's followers on the day previous boss Steven Gerrard met the media for the first time down in the Midlands.
Sporting director Ross Wilson has acted fast to land the club's No 1 target - even if he won't be able to take a place in the dugout at Hampden on Sunday for the Premier Sports Cup semi-final against Hibs.
Wilson has confirmed that the new Light Blues manager will be in the stands at Hampden to watch the game.
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Speaking to Rangers TV, the club’s sporting director said: “I think they’ll expect to see him in Glasgow soon, I’m not going to put a date on that but he’ll be with us very soon.
“He won’t be in the dugout at Hampden but we expect him to be at the game, in fact I’m sure he’ll be at the game.
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“He’s excited for the game, I think for two reasons; one, it’s the semi-final and two, he’s joining Rangers and he’s excited for that.
“He knows what the Rangers fans are like and he knows they’ll be 100 per cent behind the club come the weekend in that semi-final.
“I think he’s just excited to be part of all that.
“So he’ll be with us very soon, I’ll see him in Glasgow very soon and he’ll be in the dugout very soon, albeit not on Sunday!”
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