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Rangers: Jordan Campbell issues budget warning to Giovanni van Bronckhorst

Rangers: Jordan Campbell issues budget warning to Giovanni van Bronckhorst -Rangers News

Giovanni van Bronckhorst may need to make do with what he’s got at Rangers until the end of the season, The Athletic‘s Jordan Campbell has warned.

The lowdown

The 46-year-old is expected to take the reins on Monday after being appointed as Steven Gerrard’s successor, but he’ll have to pick up the pieces from Sunday’s Scottish League Cup semi-final defeat against Hibernian.

Rangers are faring better in the Premiership, with a four-point lead over their arch-rivals Celtic at the top of the table, while victory over Sparta Prague in the Europa League on Thursday could promote them into the Group A qualification spots.

However, the club recently announced a loss of £23.5m over the year, taking the total losses under the current regime to £73.8m since 2015 (via The Athletic).

The latest

During The Athletic‘s matchday discussion, Campbell was asked whether there will be funds available in January for reinforcements.

The journalist replied: “Budgets are going to be tight as the club needs £7.5m until the end of the season. Maybe trading out a couple could help if the levels aren’t improved in the next 6 weeks but it does feel like GVB will need to improve what he’s got until there is a freshening up in the summer.”

The verdict

This is a Rangers squad which might be on the verge of needing a rebuild.

Connor Goldson’s deal is up at the end of the season, while Ryan Kent, Joe Aribo and Alfredo Morelos will all be out of contract in 2023 and therefore may have to be sold. Elsewhere, veterans Allan McGregor and Steven Davis may soon retire.

You could argue that Rangers’ January plan needs to be geared towards maximising their budget for that regeneration. That could involve taking some short-term pain and exercising patience with Van Bronckhorst.

However, before taking the job, he apparently sought assurances over the level of backing he’d receive. Could he become frustrated if funds are limited?

In other news, some Gers fans bemoan this coaching development


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