By Pranav Shahaney

22nd Nov, 2021 | 8:40am

Sir Kenny Dalglish: Rangers and Celtic set for fascinating title race

Sir Kenny Dalglish believes that Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be set for a title race at Rangers after he succeeded Steven Gerrard.

The Dutchman walked through the door at Ibrox after Gerrard parted ways with the club to join Aston Villa.

Celtic also made a managerial change in the summer and Dalglish believes that it could go down to the wire this season.

In his Sunday Post column, he wrote, “The league, as always, will be the priority and Rangers have a four-point gap at the top just now. Steven Gerrard left the club in a good place.

“But Giovanni will be well aware that Celtic are coming up the rails very quickly and may well take some stopping.

“That’s why we have a fascinating SPFL title race on our hands. Sit back and enjoy!”

Must stay focused

There is no room for complacency now especially that Gerrard has parted ways with the club.

While he was there, the team played with that confidence as they were ingrained in his style of play and it resulted in them lifting their first title in almost a decade.

For Rangers to win number 56, van Bronckhorst will have to carry on from Gerrard left off and ensure that his style of football is not too dissimilar from the former manager’s.

Gerrard relied a great deal on overlapping full-backs and inside forwards and that’s something the Dutchman must look to exploit as well.

He’s known to play a possession-centric style of football but it’s imperative that he doesn’t sacrifice the tempo.

The Ibrox faithful like a heavy metal brand of football and could quickly get restless if the team they’re watching is not entertaining them.

In other Rangers news, a Gers player has been linked with a January exit and is touted by a number of British clubs