Dwight Lodeweges: Rangers snub explained - 'wonderful, but I couldn't do that'

Dutch coach Dwight Lodeweges claims that he could have joined current Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst as part of the Ibrox coaching team.

Van Bronckhorst was appointed back in November as Steven Gerrard’s successor and quickly set about creating his own backroom team, with countrymen Roy Maakay, Dave Vos, Arno Philips and Yori Bosschaart making the move to Glasgow with him.

However, it has emerged that Lodeweges was also due to be part of the coaching set-up at Rangers, only to turn down the move due to personal reasons.

"I could go with Giovanni van Bronckhorst to Rangers,” Lodeweges told Dutch media outlet VP. "That would be wonderful, of course, but I couldn't do that."

Dwight Lodeweges has years of coaching experience - including with the Dutch national team.

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It is reported that Lodeweges’ wife suffered a recent accident and he needed to stay at home with her.

Lodeweges, 64, was born in Canada but has spent a large proportion of his playing and coaching career in the Netherlands, where he has been caretaker manager of the national team on two occasions.