By Mike Slater

20th Nov, 2021 | 6:10pm

Giovanni van Bronckhorst work permit at Rangers sorted next week

Rangers finally announced the appointment of Giovanni van Bronckhorst on Thursday evening as a new era began at Ibrox.

After a week of intense talks with Ross Wilson in London and Amsterdam, a deal was struck and the contract was signed.

One issue remains though, and that is a work permit that is yet to be approved as van Bronckhorst looks to start his tenure.

The Scottish Daily Express has reported the latest on that application over the weekend at Ibrox.

It is suggested that Rangers are hopeful that the work permit will be in place next week with everything cemented.

With van Bronckhorst watching from the stands tomorrow at Hampden Park, he will be ready to get stuck into training.

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The squad will likely take a day off on Monday and then training will start on Tuesday, where hopefully the permit and his backroom staff will be in place at Auchenhowie.

Get it done.

We never expect things to go so smoothly, but hopefully, this is the exception as the Oranje revolution begins.

Roy Makaay, Arno Phillips and Tori Bosschart are also expected to sign their deals this weekend to finalise their roles in the backroom staff.

More staff are expected too, so it is vital that this work permit is in place as soon as possible and we expect Wilson to be working non-stop to make sure that happens.

As a successful manager with experience in Holland with Feyenoord, there should be no issues and an outcome should be reached very quickly.

In other Rangers news, Sky Sports share one issue that could still derail van Bronckhorst job at Ibrox despite announcement