Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller has urged the Ibrox board to back Giovanni van Bronckhorst amid a run of poor form like they did Steven Gerrard.

The former Ibrox striker was visibly disappointed during the coverage of Rangers’ 4-0 Champions League demolition at the hands of Ajax and Miller has been speaking as the pressure mounts on Gio.

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Rangers have been uninspiring domestically and the fact van Bronckhorst pointed to millions of pounds of investment in the aftermath of the Ajax game riled supporters.

The Gers quite simply are not playing well enough and the style of football employed under the Dutchman is losing support by each drab, desperate affair the fans are subjected to.

There has been some respite amid fixture postponements after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II but van Bronckhorst will be feeling that searing heat of the Ibrox pressure cooker in the coming days if things don’t change on the pitch.

But Kenny Miller still believes in Giovanni van Bronckhorst and he wants his old Ibrox teammate to be given time by the Ibrox board the same way Steven Gerrard was, the Scouser going his first two years without a trophy at Ibrox.

Kenny Miller urges Rangers calm amid van Bronckhorst pressure

“The Rangers board have to be calm now. The biggest positive about the whole Gerrard reign at Ibrox was stability and continuity,” said Miller [Daily Record].

“They stuck with him, despite the fact he didn’t win anything for two years. That patience and faith they showed in him led to 55.

“Gio has come in and in his first year won a Scottish Cup and reached a European final, so he deserves time. Of course, there has to be a drastic improvement in current performances.

“But as long as the board believe that he’s the right man for the job, he needs time and stability. He needs the chance to get a bigger tune out of these players.

“He has already shown he can by reaching the Europa League Final, when they competed with some huge clubs. There is ability, fight, desire and quality within this group. Gio and his staff have shown they can get that out of them. They coached them to some big results.”

Whilst we’re not quite at the sacking stage yet, anything less than a solid performance against Napoli and victory over Dundee United this weekend will have plenty of Rangers fans edging closer to it.

Meanwhile, Rangers have been sending a series of tributes after the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II last week.

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