Glasgow Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst finds himself under continued pressure following the Ibrox side’s recent form, slipping seven points behind Celtic in the Premiership title race while flopping in the Champions League.
The Rangers board, however, appears to be backing the Dutchman, although it surely is a matter of when and not if before the club starts to look for another manager.
“I’d be really intrigued to see Sean Dyche throw himself into a role like this and Rangers to take a chance on it.
“I think given what he’s achieved in the game so far with turning around the fortunes of Burnley, he’s shown that he can fight in the Premier League and also come up with tactics that work in the Premier League.”
Dyche would certainly be a left-field appointment by sporting director Ross Wilson, who himself is also under a lot of pressure at Ibrox, and although there is no denying the excellent work he did with Burnley – keeping them in the Premier League for six consecutive seasons – it could be another Mark Warburton-style appointment.
Warburton arrived from English football and although leading the club back to the Premiership – which was imperative – he largely struggled when coming up against arch-rivals Celtic.
With the pressure to win every match as Rangers boss, Dyche may struggle, especially with a much different set of standards required compared to when he managed Burnley.
During his nine-year stint with Burnley, he averaged 1.34 points per match and this would not be good enough north of the border.
His direct style of play would also likely be a negative with the Rangers supporters, having thrived on former manager Steve Gerrard’s high-tempo attacking style.
Despite this, it would be an upgrade on the soulless philosophy that the club are performing under the Dutchman at the moment, with no direction or enthusiasm whatsoever.
The 51-year-old has had a solid managerial career in England, however, it will require someone with a bit more panache to lead Rangers back to the summit of Scottish football.