Van der Heyden will renew acquaintances with Clement once again, having previously worked alongside the Belgian tactician during his tenure at Club Brugge.
The 54-year-old will bring valuable expertise to the backroom staff at Ibrox, having also served as an assistant at FK Vardar in North Macedonia, Kerala Blasters in India and with the Jordan national team.
In addition to Van der Heyden’s arrival, the Gers are actively seeking to bolster their coaching team, with a particular focus on finding a candidate with strong ties to the club and Scottish football.
After signing on the dotted line, Van der Heyden said: “I am looking forward to this challenge. It will be a big one, but I think it is a great club.
“One of the most beautiful things about football is that you meet different people and different cultures, not only football culture but cultures in general.
“One thing in common is the supporters. They all expect the best from the team. The first impressions are good. I’m sure we can do something here, and we can achieve something together.”
Clement added: “I am really happy to have Stephan join me here. We have known each other a long time, and he has a lot of experience.
“He is someone who wants to work really hard. He is somebody who is humble, he is really passionate about football, and he is really focused on making players better, so it is a good support.”
Clement and Van der Hayden face an uphill task of dethroning Celtic at the pinnacle of Premiership football, with Rangers sitting seven points behind the defending champions after only eight games.
- The six best Premier League signings of the season so far
- Manchester City back on track after 2-1 victory over Luton Town
- Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal: Bailey goal extends Villains’ unbeaten home run
- Pep Guardiola denies City are reliant on Rodri but the stats disagree
- Preview: Aston Villa vs Arsenal – prediction, team news, line-ups
- Man Utd boss Ten Hag scoops Premier League MOTM award
- This Week In Football: Last-minute UWNL drama, Santos relegated & more
- Morning Mix: Arsenal face acid test at Villa, Chelsea boss has no excuses
- Arsenal or Liverpool: Who is better placed to beat Man City to the title?
- Copa America 2024 draw: Argentina to face Chile, Brazil and USMNT discover their groups