Giovanni Van Bronckhorst Reflects on Rangers Exit in the “Wrong Way”

Former Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has admitted he was let down by his Ibrox exit but remains open to a return to another of his former clubs, Feyenoord.

Van Bronckhorst was dismissed by Rangers after only a year in charge, despite winning the Scottish Cup and leading the team to the Europa League final. He previously enjoyed a successful spell at Ibrox as a player, winning a Treble with the club.

Speaking recently, the 49-year-old Dutchman expressed his disappointment with how things ended at Rangers: “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.”

However, Van Bronckhorst has been linked with a return to Feyenoord, the club where he began his professional career and which he later managed to Eredivisie glory. Former Rangers boss Dick Advocaat even publicly endorsed Van Bronckhorst as the “obvious choice” to replace outgoing Feyenoord manager Arne Slot, who is set to take over at Liverpool.

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While coy about any current discussions, Van Bronckhorst acknowledged his deep connection to Feyenoord: “Of course, Feyenoord is the club of my heart, everyone knows that,” he said. “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.”