Giovanni van Bronckhorst reveals imminent board meetings as Rangers sack looms - 'I am accountable'
Following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with St Mirren, Giovanni van Bronckhorst revealed that he is set to meet with the Rangers board.
Rangers salvaged a point against St Mirren on Saturday, but Celtic’s win means they extended their lead at the top of the Premiership to nine points.
The performance at St Mirren was woeful and again players and Van Bronckhorst were booed off the pitch by the travelling Rangers support.
After the full-time whistle, Van Bronckhorst admitted he is “accountable” for the poor form, and the Dutchman also revealed plans for immediate board meetings at Ibrox.
“Of course if we keep dropping points I am accountable for that,” said Van Bronckhorst, as quoted by The Scotsman.
“We are going to sit down that is for sure and think about the next couple of months and what way we are going to go.
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“We have to see, it’s still football and if you have a run like this, a lot of things can happen but I have the backing of the board. They gave me confidence but in football, you never know. I have no fear, I never have any fear.”
Sack on the horizon
Van Bronckhorst sounds more and more unsure of his future at Rangers each week. Despite claiming he has the board’s support, stating “you never know” suggests that he understands the likeliness of being sacked by the club.
And so he should. Performances have been dire in recent weeks and Gers continue to look hopeless away from home. The title is quickly slipping away and nothing Van Bronckhorst is doing suggests he can turn things around.
The only salvation seems to lie with sacking him and giving a new manager the World Cup break to try and turn things around in the squad.
The players right now look tired, uninterested and void of ideas. They need a boost in the dressing room and a manager to buy into. Not many seem to want to defend Van Bronckhorst, and that’s a huge insight to how they’re feeling about his Ibrox future.
With board meetings already arranged to discuss the club’s path over November and December, Van Bronckhorst will be lucky to emerge from the board room with his job still intact.
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