By Doug Ward

16th Sep, 2022 | 7:10am

Giovanni van Bronckhorst needs convincing Rangers win v Dundee United to save job at Ibrox

Giovanni van Bronckhorst needs a “convincing” win against Dundee United to ensure he stays in a job at Rangers, according to Glasgow Evening Times journalist Kenneth Ward.

Writing on the newspaper’s website on Thursday (15 September), Ward reported that recent poor results could spell the end for the 47-year-old at Ibrox.

Rangers have lost their last three matches to Celtic, Ajax and Napoli, conceding 11 goals in the process and failing to score any of their own.

Time to go?

Despite qualifying for the Champions League group stages, it’s been a rough start to the season for van Bronckhorst’s Gers with Celtic already five points clear of them in the Scottish Premiership title race.

Van Bronckhorst’s European exploits have kept him in his job at Ibrox as no one will forget last season’s Europa League run in a hurry while a Scottish Cup victory no doubt helped.

But coming second in the Scottish Premiership is unacceptable, especially when he inherited a title-winning side from Steven Gerrard last November.

Celtic have improved massively under Ange Postecoglou.

Rangers have – at least domestically – gone backwards under van Bronckhorst.

Ross Wilson’s dreadful recruitment hasn’t helped.

In 2022, we’ve seen Nathan Patterson, Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey leave Ibrox, garnering over £50million for the club in the process yet no new signings started against Napoli this week in the Champions League.

If van Bronckhorst goes, Wilson needs to go too.

In other Rangers news, a video has highlighted how some fans clashed with police inside Ibrox at the end of the defeat to Napoli.