Rangers are on the verge of agreeing on a deal to appoint the Dutchman as their new manager but the deal has not been done yet.


The two sides are now in talks over the backroom staff the Dutchman will have once he takes up the job and Provan is certain that the 46-year-old holds the power in the negotiations.



He feels there is a stark contrast between the way Celtic appointed Ange Postecoglou in the summer, where the club made some of the big decisions on the Australian’s backroom staff.


Provan stressed that given Van Bronckhorst’s pedigree as a player and coach, he is the one who will call all the shots and get everything he wants before he signs on a contract with Rangers.



He said on the Go Radio Football Show: “Van Bronckhorst for me is in a really strong position here.


“If you look at the contrast of Postecoglou coming into Celtic, and probably grateful to get the job and Celtic pulling a lot of the shots in terms of the backroom team.



“I don’t think that’s the case in this instance.


“Van Bronckhorst, given his status in the game and where he has been – Arsenal, Barcelona – and he has won a title in Holland, I think he will be calling the shots.


“And he will be making sure that everything he is asking for, he is going to get.”


If he is confirmed, Van Bronckhorst will become the 17th permanent manager in Rangers’ history.