By Mike Slater

22nd Nov, 2021 | 6:15pm

Giovanni van Bronckhorst will face sack at Rangers if he shirks responsibility - Keith Jackson

Keith Jackson has insisted that Giovanni van Bronckhorst faces the sack at Rangers if he shirks responsibility at Ibrox.

The Daily Record reporter fired at the Dutchman after he failed to intervene during the 3-1 defeat against Hibernian yesterday.

Van Bronckhorst watched from the stands, but Jackson believes he should have been in the dressing room at half-time with his side 3-1 down already.

Writing for the Daily Record, Jackson made the ridiculous claim before van Bronckhorst has even started in Glasgow.

“Giovanni van Bronckhorst shirking Rangers dugout duty was a catastrophic error that made him look weak,” he said.

“The accident-prone Homer Simpson once talked his way out of almost sinking a nuclear submarine by coining the phrase, ‘It’s my first day.’ Well this was Van Bronckhorst’s own ‘D’oh!’ moment. He won’t get too many more even if he is new.”

Embarrassing.

Jackson must be bitter that his close associate Derek McIness didn’t get the job despite him trying his best to create a link over the past couple of weeks.

Close sources always insisted that the former Aberdeen boss was never in the running, but yet Jackson continued to blow his trumpet.

Van Bronckhorst was respectful of the temporary team that had been training the squad all week, although that certainly didn’t work.

It would be no surprise to see the squad dragged into Auchenhowie today with no day off to rest given how shambolic the trip to Hampden was.

There is no time for excuses though, and the hard work must start now with a huge clash against Sparta Prague coming up on Thursday.

It’s time for the Dutch revolution to start, and based on yesterday, there is a lot to be done every single day.

Talk of the sack? Have a day off, Jackson.

In other Rangers news, an official club partner has fired back at Tom English after his latest bitter jibe at the Bears