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Glasgow Rangers won’t sack Gio van Bronckhorst imminently

A big claim has emerged on Glasgow Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his current situation at Ibrox…

What’s the talk?

The Athletic’s Jordan Campbell has revealed that the Light Blues will not be parting ways with the Dutch head coach in the immediate future.

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He Tweeted: “Business as usual for Rangers & Van Bronckhorst ahead of Hearts. No ultimatums been made over his position despite falling 7pts behind. Various factors will be considered if and when it’s decided he is to go, but focus on two big games before the break.”

In the accompanying article, Campbell suggested that two wins for the manager in the final two matches before the World Cup break – against Hearts and St. Mirren – could help him to save his job.

He states that nothing has changed in regard to his situation at the club but that a defeat in one of these next two games could force the board to seriously consider his position.

Huge mistake by Ross Wilson

The Gers sporting director and the board could be making a huge mistake by keeping the head coach in his post for the games against St. Mirren and Hearts this week.

Rangers supporters appear to be at boiling point already after a section of the Ibrox crowd chanted for the manager to lose his job during the 2-1 defeat to St. Johnstone last weekend, with Campbell claiming there were also ‘mass calls’ on social media for the Dutchman to be sacked.

The Light Blues are already seven points behind Celtic at the top of the Premiership table after drawing two and losing two of their first 13 matches. Rangers also finished bottom of their Champions League group as they became the worst team in the history of the competition – with zero points and a -20 goal difference.

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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These worrying statistics explain why some of the supporters are unhappy with van Bronckhorst remaining in charge, particularly after he turned a four-point lead in the Scottish top-flight to finishing second by the same amount last season.

Decisive action is needed if Rangers want to fight back and win the title back off their bitter rivals and keeping the Dutchman in the dugout for these last two matches before the break could make matters worse.

Not only could it lead to a toxic atmosphere at Ibrox on Wednesday night but it could, given their four slip-ups in the league already this season, also lead to more dropped points and Celtic – if they win their matches – extending their advantage over the Light Blues.

Therefore, Wilson and the board are making a big mistake as the seven-point gap could widen and the relationship with the supporters could worsen if van Bronckhorst remains in charge and his struggles continue against Hearts and St. Mirren.

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