Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his staff erupt in joy as Rangers defeat PSV Eindhoven
Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his staff celebrate as Rangers defeat PSV Eindhoven

The Rangers manager erupted in joy and bounced in ecstatic unison with his backroom team as his unflappable demeanor finally dissolved.

After the Dutchman had calmly and deftly negotiated every obstacle thrown his way on a night of high drama, it was an out of the ordinary feeling.

The decision to exile Morelos from the squad, the onslaught of PSV chances, and the killer blow were just some of the decisions he made.

The Rangers team bus was blocked by PSV fans and they were late for the game.

The Scottish side's request to have the kick-off delayed was rejected, but they blanked out the chaos and delivered a composed and uncompromising performance.

The way we played allowed VanBronckhorst to be more relaxed.

Rangers return to the group stage for the first time in 12 years after Antonio Colak scored for the fifth time in six matches to settle a tight tie and propel Rangers back to the group stage.

Rangers completed their recovery from financial implosion and life in Scotland's bottom tier in 2012.

He said it was a proud moment. I know what it means for the club to compete with the best teams in Europe.

We are here to win. Our goal is to compete with the best teams in Europe. It will be hard but I will enjoy it.

It's close to being the best moment of my career because of where Rangers came from. It took a lot of work, energy and time from a lot of people to rebuild the club after it was at its lowest point ten years ago.

'Sensational evening for Rangers & their manager'

The side stunned some of the continent's best on the way to last season's Europa League final.

They overcame a 2-0 first-leg deficit against Union St-Gilloise before edging past PSV in the second round. Rangers had only one win on their previous trips to Europe.

The build-up to their mission was ruined by the Morelos controversy, with the player left out for fitness reasons.

Van Bronckhorst is a mirror image of the guy I played with. Quiet, calm, very rarely got flustered.

He stuck his foot in when he decided to leave Morelos at home. This side has earned the right to be in the playoffs.

Steven Thompson said it was a "phenomenon". To the players, it means a lot.

As a player, he won this competition with Barcelona and now as a manager, he's incredibly special for him. It was a great night for him and Rangers.

Is there anything left for Morelos? Rangers players will watch their group-stage opponents on TV on Thursday.

With less than a year to run on his contract, his future is in doubt, but he refused to wash his hands.

He said that Morelos qualified for the European club competition. He is proud to see his team-mates and club make it to the biggest competition in the world.

He is still a Rangers player and I will try to get him fit and get Morelos back for us.