For most football clubs, being firmly in contention for a second-place finish after gaining promotion to the top flight would be a monumental achievement. But Rangers aren’t most football clubs, the Scottish Premiership isn’t most top flights and the Ibrox outfit’s story is unique in it’s tale of attempted resurrection.
And thus, Gers manager Mark Warburton, who guided them to promotion and a Challenge Cup title last season, beating Celtic in the semi-final en route, finds himself under pressure this week following a string of bad results. Despite his side being separated from second place by goal difference alone, they’re simply too far behind their Old Firm rivals for the fans to continue to condone.
After being ripped apart by Hearts last Wednesday, losing 4-1 at Tynecastle Stadium, and suffering an underwhelming draw with seventh-placed Ross County on Saturday, The Daily Record’s Keith Jackson believes Warburton is one poor result away from the sack. And worryingly enough for the former Brentford boss, his side are due to face a real banana skin, in the form of Morton in the Scottish Cup Fifth Round.
But the pressure on Warburton despite what most clubs would deem an impressive return to top flight football only highlights how tough and demanding the Rangers job is, with expectations uniquely high. So Rangers fans, who do you think is capable of handling the heat and replacing Warburton, should the Englishman be given his marching orders? Let’s hear your thoughts…