Van Bronckhorst has seen enough desire in Steven Gerrard to convince him this can be their year as they seek to end a decade of domination in east Glasgow.
The Dutch icon won back-to-back titles in 1999 and 2000 during a three-year period in Scottish football.
Now boss of the Chinese side of Guangzhou, the 45-year-old is keeping a close eye on the Scottish game.
And after leading Feyenoord to his first title in 18 years in his homeland in 2017, van Bronckhurst believes the exhilaration felt in Rotterdam on the occasion would be reflected if the Rangers could end their long wait for the league championship. in May.
Gerrard’s side are nine points clear at the top having played two more games than Celtic.
And van Bronckhorst said: “There will be a great sense of relief if Rangers manage to win the title this season.
“It has been too long for a club of their size and it will have been painful to see Celtic have all of their success in recent years.
“The first feeling, I’m sure, will be relief – and then I hope it turns into a new era of success.
“This can be their year for sure. I think it will be a close race – and it will run until the last few games.