Van Bronckhorst has received some flak this season for some of Rangers’ performances, especially after the heavy defeats in the Champions League.


Some Rangers fans have been complaining about his demeanour on the sidelines where he rarely looks animated, while the supporters want to see more passion from the manager.



However, Ferguson stressed that the Dutchman has never been that kind of character, even when he was a player.


The former Rangers captain played alongside Van Bronckhorst and insisted that he did all the talking with the ball at his feet rather than being a real motivator with words.



He conceded that the Rangers fans want to see more from the Dutchman but is clear that he does not have that as his nature.


Ferguson said on the Go Radio Football Show: “Clearly, he is not that type of character.



“I will say what he was like as a player.


“He was very cool, calm and collected.


“He wouldn’t get involved in much.


“He did his talking on the pitch with the ball.


“He wasn’t a talker or a motivator and he is very like that as a manager.


“That is clear to see.


“I understand that Rangers fans want somebody on the side to show passion and come out of the ears but Gio is not that type of character.”


Van Bronckhorst will hope his side will do the talking on Wednesday night when Rangers take on Dundee in the Scottish League Cup quarter-final at Ibrox.