By Beck Pascal

10th May, 2022 | 1:15pm

BBC pundit Ruud Gullit gushes over Giovanni van Bronckhorst impact at Rangers

Ruud Gullit has been floored by Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s impact at Rangers so far, insisting he has awoken a “Scottish superpower”. 

The Dutchman seamlessly took over from Steven Gerrard at Ibrox in November and hasn’t looked back since. 

Having been all-but-beaten to the league title by Celtic, the BBC pundit has put the onus on winning finals as the Light Blues look to secure a cup double. 

Gullit told Daily Record: “It’s incredible what Arne Slot has done at Feyenoord and what he’s managed there, Giovanni van Bronckhorst has also done it at Rangers.

“He has awakened the Scottish superpower internationally with a place in the Europa League Final.

“The club has regained its pride and Gio deserves all the credit for that. Don’t forget that he was also very successful at Feyenoord with five prizes in four years, including winning the league.

“So Arne and Gio deserve to be complimented for reaching the final, but at the same time, they are only fun if they win the Europa League or Conference League.

“I often say to players to remember one thing when you’re kicking off a final. In your career, you don’t get much chance to play a final, let alone win it.

“Only the winner’s name is engraved on the cup, everything else is forgotten a year later.”


Not many people have given van Bronckhorst the credit he deserves after coming in during the middle of a very intense season and Rangers not being phased by it one bit. 

Of course, their league form faltered at times but that should be blamed more on their European excursions rather than the manager. 

With that being said, he could have rotated his squad much, much better at times but failed to which led to several poor results by the Gers’ standards.

That isn’t to take anything away from the former Bears player because he had big boots to fill when Gerrard left and the fact the Rangers fans have hardly thought about the Aston Villa manager is a very good sign.

A European trophy in his first season along with the Scottish Cup to complete a double would be a brilliant achievement – let’s hope they can pull it off.

In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist has lifted the lid on his Ibrox “madness” after Rangers reached the Europa League final.