Glasgow Rangers are reportedly now ‘likely’ to sack Giovanni van Bronckhorst during the break for the World Cup in Qatar.
The Lowdown: Another bad result…
The Ibrox outfit slumped to another bad result at the weekend, losing 2-1 at St Johnstone in the Premiership.
That latest setback now leaves the Light Blues seven points adrift of bitter rivals Celtic at the top of the table.
It means that Rangers have won just one of their last five games in all competitions, and with the break for the World Cup coming up, it presents a chance for the board to consider whether Van Bronckhorst is the right man to take the club forward.
The Latest: Van Bronckhorst ‘likely’ to go
As per Football Insider on Monday, according to one well-placed source, it is now ‘increasingly likely’ that Van Bronckhorst will be dismissed during the upcoming World Cup break.
Rangers chiefs have held ‘crunch talks’ today to discuss the future of the manager, as they have ‘fears’ that the players are not responding to his methods.
Plans are being ‘put in place’ for a new manager to take charge of the team for their Premiership return at home to Hibernian on December 15, which would suggest that Van Bronckhorst is very much on the brink.
The Verdict: Sack him
Unfortunately for Van Bronckhorst, after getting the Light Blues to the Europa League final last season, it has just not worked out so far this term.
Not only are they lagging behind in the league, but they have crashed out of Europe altogether too; and as suggested, the players do not seem to be playing for their manager.
That was evident against St Johnstone, where John Lundstram appeared to have pulled out and given up on a challenge in the lead-up to one of the Saints’ goal, prompting heavy criticism of the midfielder.
Nonetheless, the World Cup presents the perfect chance for the Ibrox hierarchy to bring in a new coach and get the players used to their methods before the league season resumes.
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