By Nick Ware

17th Nov, 2021 | 7:10am

Rangers jet into Amsterdam for further Giovanni van Bronckhorst talks as demands laid out

A Rangers delegation flew into Amsterdam on Tuesday to stage another round of manager talks with Giovanni van Bronckhorst, according to the Daily Record.

Contract negotiations began on the outskirts of the Netherland’s capital city and, after listening to the 46-year-old’s demands, the Gers will now take at least 24 hours before returning to the table with a written contract drawn up.

One of the sticking points in negotiations seems to be the Dutchman’s desire to have all of his backroom staff in place before joining.

Rangers are also believed to be ready to bide their time to announce their next manager as they prepare to pay respect to Walter Smith at Friday’s official memorial in Glasgow.

Van Bronckhorst could attend Sunday’s League Cup semi-final clash against Hibernian on Sunday if an offer is tabled within the next 48 hours, but he would likely only be present at Ibrox as a spectator.

Delay

It seems that, despite the importance of Sunday’s fixture at Ibrox, the Rangers hierarchy are prepared to take their time on the appointment of Steven Gerrard’s successor.

Gerrard left for Aston Villa last week, and it has been nearly a week since his departure was confirmed, yet the Gers do not appear to have their next boss wrapped up just yet.

All signs point towards van Bronckhorst getting the gig, but stumbling blocks have emerged, such as the makeup of his backroom staff.

These are relatively small blows in the grand scheme of things and it does look like the overall vision is aligned between the various parties.

But Rangers’ caretaker team, assembled earlier this week, are likely to be in charge for Sunday’s crucial clash with Hibs as the club aims to reach the final to put an end to their domestic cup woes.

In other Rangers news, a Heart & Hand podcast member has shed light on this 58-year-old boss reportedly headed for Ibrox as a family link emerges.