Gio van Bronckhorst says Rangers exit unfolded in the 'wrong way' as emotional return floated

Ex-Rangers boss Gio van Bronckhorst
Ex-Rangers boss Gio van Bronckhorst -Credit:SNS Group

Gio van Bronckorst admits his time at Rangers ended in the wrong way. But the Dutchman is ready to make an emotional return to another of his beloved clubs.

Van Bronckhorst was sacked after just one year at Ibrox despite winning the Scottish Cup and leading the club on a famous run to the Europa League Final. GVB won a Treble at Ibrox as a player before succeeding Steven Gerrard in the hotseat and spoke recently about how he felt let down by the club's board after a rollercoaster 12 months in the job.

The 49-year-old has yet to take up a new position since his Gers sacking but has been linked with a stunning return to Feyenoord - the club he started his career with and also bossed to Eredivisie glory. Former Rangers boss Dick Advocaat put Van Bronckhorst's name forward to replace Liverpool-bound Arne Slot, insisting he was the obvious choice.

And when asked about returning, GVB said: "I don't know if it makes it more difficult to return to a club you were previously successful at. I was a player for Rangers and went there as a manager. And I left in a way I didn't want to - in the wrong way.

"Of course, Feyenoord is the club of my heart, everyone knows that. I first walked in there when I was seven years old. But nothing is happening at the moment. I haven't had to think about it yet. Of course, I had a great time at Feyenoord. Four years as an assistant and then four years as a manager. I had a lot of wonderful moments. I cherish that."