Former Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst added to Villarreal’s managerial shortlist

According to Matteo Moretto, Giovanni van Bronckhorst is one of the candidates to become head coach at Villarreal. The 48-year-old has been without a club for nearly ten months after he was sacked as Rangers head coach. Villarreal are looking for a new manager after Quique Setién was sacked just four games into the new season.

Van Bronckhorst kicked off his managerial career in 2011, after experiencing a successful career as a player with the likes of Feyenoord, Rangers, Arsenal and Barcelona. The former Netherlands international defender spent three seasons as Feyenoord’s assistant manager, before taking over the head coach role in 2015. 

After winning an Eredivisie title and two KNVB Cups, Giovanni van Bronckhorst spent two seasons managing Guangzhou City in China before getting the Rangers job in 2021. Now, he could be on his way to Spain, with Villareal considering the Dutchman as their next manager.

Villareal are reportedly considering other options as well as Giovanni van Bronckhorst. Former Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui is on the shortlist along with Pacheta, Rodolfo Arruabarrena and Raúl González. Villareal have lost three out of their first four La Liga games and need someone to help steady the ship. Next, they take on Almería before travelling to Greece to face Panathinaikos in the Europa League group stage.

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