By Pranav Shahaney

5th Nov, 2022 | 4:10pm

Rangers should look to Barak Bakhar to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst over World Cup break

Rangers must listen to the advice of former Celtic player Eyal Berkovic and Eli Ohana and look to appoint Maccabi Haifa coach Barak Bakhar.

Domestic results have not been great for Giovanni van Bronckhorst and recently, he oversaw a series of poor performances in the Champions League.

His Gers side got knocked out of the group stage with six losses and 22 goals conceded – making them the worst team in the history of the tournament.

Speaking to Sport5 about a change at Ibrox, Berkovic said, “Bakhar for Rangers? Scottish football is weak, two clubs. You are close to England and if you succeed you can pass like Steven Gerrard.”

Ohana added, “I’d go to Rangers. It’s easier to succeed with a bigger budget.”

Bakhar also recently finished at the bottom of his Champions League group, but his Haifa side punched above their weight with heavyweights.

They even managed to register a win against Juventus and scored two against PSG in one game and nearly got something from their home game against the Parisiens.

The Israeli side play good football and there is real cohesion to their attacks with most of the players knowing what to do on and off the ball.

From a CV standpoint, he’s been extremely successful domestically – winning the league on five occasions since 2016.

He’s also got his hands on five domestic cups as well and there is a feeling that he’s probably outgrown the challenge of Israeli football.

Berkovic makes a good point, if he does well at Ibrox, a Premier League job could be waiting for him and we believe he’s the perfect appointment if the club do end up parting ways with van Bronckhorst.

In other Rangers news, Nicola Sturgeon has been called out amid a worrying recent development at Ibrox.