Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has “no interest” in the recent managerial change at city rivals Rangers - but has backed Giovanni van Bronckhorst to be a success wherever he ends up next.
Van Bronckhorst is a former Dutch international midfielder whose clubs included Feyenoord, Arsenal and Barcelona. His last job in management came at Scottish Premiership team Rangers, where he spent three seasons as a player.
Van Bronckhorst tasted success at every club he played for, picking up the KNVB Cup, Premier League, FA Cup, all three major Scottish trophies as well as La Liga and the Champions League crown.
Van Bronckhorst was born in Rotterdam to parents of Indonesian descent and started early in football by joining a local youth team called Linker Maas Oever at just six years old.
It didn't take long for people to start noticing him either as he was offered a chance to join the youth ranks of Feyenoord the next year.
By the time he left the club for Rangers for £5m in 1998, he had made 103 appearances for Feyenoord and scored 22 league goals playing alongside the likes of Regi Blinker and Henrik Larsson. He also picked up the KNVB Cup in 1995.
Trophies and success at three major clubs
Van Bronckhorst made his debut for Rangers in the UEFA Cup against Shelbourne and even got on the scoresheet to help his team overturn a three-goal deficit and claim a dramatic 5-3 win.
In 2001, Van Bronckhorst had made enough of a name for himself to secure a blockbuster move to Premier League club Arsenal for a fee of around £8million.
He suffered a knee ligament injury that caused him to be sidelined very early on his Gunners career, but recovered and went on to help Arsenal win the Premier League in 2001/02 and the 2002 and 2003 FA Cups.
In the 2004/05 season, Gio put on some of his best performances as a professional and was instrumental in helping Barca to La Liga glory in 2004/05 and 2005/06 and helping them win the UEFA Champions League in the same year.
Van Bronckhorst represented the Netherlands 106 times after making his debut in an international friendly against Brazil in 1996.
Van Bronckhorst as a manager
Van Bronckhorst wasted no time getting involved behind the scenes after retiring in 2010, joining the backroom staff at his beloved Feyenoord as Ronald Koeman's assistant in 2011.
He led Feyenoord to KNVB Cup glory in his first full season in charge in the 2015/16 campaign before steering the club to its first Eredivisie title in 18 years the following season. Feyenoord claimed the KNVB Cup again in 2018.
Gio's success attracted the interest of Chinese Super League outfit Guangzhou R&F and he left Feyenoord to join them in January 2020 but lasted less than 12 months before quitting in December to return home to be with his family.
In November 2021, Van Bronckhorst replaced Steven Gerrard as Rangers manager.
Van Bronckhorst's net worth was estimated to be in the region of $5 million in 2021.