By Mike Slater

21st Nov, 2022 | 9:51am

Rangers have made the decision to sack Giovanni van Bronckhorst after taking their time going into the World Cup break, according to the Daily Record.

The newspaper has reported on its website that the Dutchman has left Ibrox after a dreadful start to the season which sees the Bears nine points behind Celtic.

It is reported that the trigger has now been pulled with Van Bronckhorst finally paying the price as so many had hoped for going into this break after the draw at St Mirren.

The Ibrox board are now said to have thrashed out his departure in Glasgow, even though it looked as though he would be staying in charge moving forward.

Now the club will start the hunt for their 18th permanent manager, with a huge decision to be made during the World Cup break over the next month.

Whoever that is will be thrown into the deep end, with an Old Firm fixture on January 2nd to compete with only a couple of weeks after the return which is already a must win.

Finally.

This is huge.

With fans thinking that Van Bronckhorst was going to remain at the club after this break, the mood was down already and not many had much hope for positivity moving forward.

But, Douglas Park and the board appear to have gathered courage and made the decision, although that will not take the attention off the jobs that they have done.

They are a big part of the downfall too with not enough money spent and the wrong players brought in, something which will no doubt be addressed at the upcoming AGM.

Van Bronckhorst clearly cared about the club, but the nature of football is not forgiving when you have your team playing like Rangers were in recent months.

It has been embarrassing for everyone involved and there will be an immediate postmortem of this latest spell in charge, which can hopefully be remembered for that Europa League run to the final.

Change is coming at Ibrox.

In other Rangers news, the latest Ibrox conspiracy theory drummed up by Celtic fans is ridiculed by Gordon Parks