Rangers Looking To Lock Down Talent Amid Premier League Interest

Rangers are planning to start contract negotiations with starlet Leon King amidst interest from Premier League duo Manchester United and Newcastle United, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

King, a product of Rangers academy set-up, is highly rated at Ibrox and has been tipped for big things in the future.

The 17-year-old has already registered two appearances for the senior team, but is yet to feature for them this season.

However, King’s future at the Scottish giants is under the scanner as his current deal is set to expire next summer.

The defender’s situation has seen him attract interest from south of the border in the shape of Premier League giants Manchester United and Newcastle.

But the Gers are keen on keeping hold of their young star and are now plotting to enter contract talks with him.

As it stands King is allowed to enter pre-contract negotiations with potential suitors when the January transfer widow swings open, but Rangers are looking to secure his signature on fresh terms.

King earned a spot on the bench in Rangers’ 2-0 Europa League win over Sparta Prague last week, their first game under new boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst, and it remains to be seen whether the youngster will be at his disposal beyond this season.

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Giovanni van Bronckhorst Grabbed Coach For Backroom Team With Immediate Effect

Rangers have added Dutch coach Dave Vos to the ranks with immediate effect and the 38-year-old has become an assistant to Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Van Bronckhorst is continuing to build his backroom team at Ibrox after succeeding Steven Gerrard as boss of the Scottish giants.

He already has a number of his countrymen in place, such as Roy Makaay, and now Vos has also linked up with the new Rangers boss.

Vos has joined Rangers from Ajax with immediate effect, according to Dutch magazine Voetbal International.

The 38-year-old had been with Ajax for ten years, working across various youth teams, and this season was in charge of the club’s Under-18s, who competed in the UEFA Youth League.

Vos successfully completed his Professional Football Coach Course last year.

The Dutch coach started with with Rangers on Thursday.

He will be looking to help Van Bronckhorst as Rangers look to retain the Scottish Premiership title and secure a lucrative spot in next season’s Champions League.

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Giovanni van Bronckhorst Set To Add New Coach To Rangers Backroom Staff

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is set to rope in ex-Ajax Under-18s coach Dave Vos to his coaching staff at Rangers.

Van Bronckhorst took the reins at Ibrox earlier this month, succeeding Steven Gerrard, who returned south of the border to take charge at Premier League outfit Aston Villa.

The 46-year-old’s current coaching staff at Rangers include first team coach Roy Makaay, performance analyst Yori Bosschaart and fitness coach Arno Phillips.

Van Bronckhorst is looking to make more additions to his backroom staff and according to Dutch daily De Telegraaf, he has found the newest member of his coaching staff in former Ajax Under-18s coach Vos.

The 38-year-old part of Ajax’s academy set-up from 2011 onwards and this season he was in charge of the Under-18s.

However, Van Bronckhorst wants Vos in Glasgow and Rangers are set to sign him on an initial deal until the summer of 2024 or 2025.

Vos has already said his goodbyes to his former charges at Ajax and is expected to take charge in his new role alongside Van Bronckhorst soon.

In addition to his stint at Ajax, Vos also has experience coaching youth teams at AZ Alkmaar.

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