After Steven Gerrard’s move to EPL side Aston Villa, Rangers FC are in a race to find his replacement, and as reported, Dutchman Giovanni van Bronckhorst is the most likely to take over for the defending champions.
According to The Times, the defending Scottish League Champions prefer Giovani to have assistant coaches and staff that understand Scottish football in-depth, hence a move for Championship side Caley Thistle’s manager (Billy Dodds) and others.
Dodds, who spent almost all of his career (except his time at Chelsea) in Scotland would be a great addition at Ibrox as he is not only an experienced striker who played for Rangers but is also a skilled coach.
The former Scotland International has had a lot of experience as an assistant coach with a number of Scottish clubs, including Ross County and his current Inverness Caledonian Thistle, where he worked under Neil McCann, who is also in Rangers’ sights to work with Bronckhorst.
Additionally, the 52-year old has done some punditry and understands most clubs first-hand, so getting him at Rangers seems like the right decision, but his current side might not want to let him go.
Billy’s side currently sits third in the Championship and are only four points behind current leaders, Kilmarnock, so they’ll most probably want to hold on to him in their fight to the top-flight league.