RANGERS are favourites for the Scottish Premiership crown this season despite their mid-season managerial change. 

That's the view of former Ibrox player Craig Moore.

Rangers sit at the summit of the top flight in Scotland, as they aim to retain their trophy.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst remains unbeaten since joining Rangers last month.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Moore detailed the changes in Rangers' style now compared to that under Steven Gerrard - as he made his title prediction.

He said: "Giovanni has come in and done a wonderful job. That's seven matches he's been in the dugout and Rangers are undefeated. 

"He's brought not so much a new sharper, but a different way of playing. I think they have more attacking options. 

"The likes of a Kent or Hagi are getting further forward now and are getting isolated against full-backs. 

"I think defensively, Rangers have been a lot more solid. You're not seeing both full-backs away at the same time. Overall, there is a good balance and Giovanni has hit the ground running."

Alfredo Morelos has scored five goals in six games since van Bronckhorst came in to the club. 

That's the same amount as he scored in the previous 16-games this season. 

Moore continued: "The fans are extremely happy. That's Morelos back to the Morelos that they know. A lot of his movement and the areas he's taking up are where strikers need to be. 

"Morelos looks to be back, playing with a desire and a hunger. 

"Even the likes of Scotty Arfield, who wasn't playing as much, it's been a clean slate for all of the players. 

"The response to the new manager has been very, very good. He had to hit the ground running, he's done that. 

"I think Rangers are in a strong position for the league again this season."

The reporter then pointed out that Celtic are only four points behind their arch rivals in the Premiership. 

Moore was asked if he was still confident. He cheekily replied: "I'm confident my old mate at Celtic - Ange Postecoglou - is going to come second."

He continued: "I worked with Ange. I was part of his backroom team at the 2014 World Cup then the 2015 Asian Cup when Australia won on home soil. 

"He's been a breath of fresh air for Celtic, I think he's done a fantastic job. He's turned them around a lot quicker than people could've imagined. 

"There will definitely be a title race this season. 

"I just feel Rangers have the deeper squad though. That should be enough for Rangers to go on and win the title again this season."