Rangers confirmed the appointment of Giovanni van Bronckhorst as their new manager on Thursday, which is still subject to him getting a work permit.


The club were left shocked by Gerrard’s decision to leave last week and turn up at Aston Villa as their new manager, but they have managed to sort out the new appointment in a relatively short time.



Wilson conceded that it was a straightforward appointment, which is very different from the speculation that swirls around when a big club are in the market for a new manager.


He pointed out that Rangers looked in crisis last week and the club’s board deserve plaudits for turning the situation around and getting in a new manager without too much of a fuss.



Wilson said on Clyde 1’s Superscoreboard: “It was straightforward.


“We are used to a bit of drama because history will tell us what goes on in these situations.


“We hear names, we hear people getting linked, we hear people pulling out and we hear negotiations take a long time.



“This all seemed to just fall into the right place for Rangers, for a club this time last week were arms up, just lost a manager who said two weeks previously ‘do I look happy? Do I look settled’ and everyone was expecting him to stay and all of a sudden walks away.


“To turn that around in seven days, you have got to commend the Rangers board on how they have managed this.”


Van Bronckhorst will not be in the dugout when Rangers take on Hibernian in the League Cup semi-final on Sunday.