The Ibrox Board have thrown their support behind Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst as fans continue to call for the head of the Dutch coach.

Gers fans are disgruntled with a depressing style of play and a series of woeful performances which have culminated in the 2-1 defeat to St Johnstone and falling seven points behind Celtic in the title race.

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There is a fear that a predictable Van Bronckhorst doesn’t have the answers to break teams down and that the current team doesn’t have the quality required to go the distance in the Premiership.

The fear factor around the side has disappeared and there can be no arguments that Rangers have regressed domestically since 2020 and that Van Bronckhorst’s record up against Celtic’s is woeful.

Couple this with the record-breaking Champions League humiliation and there are plenty who have already turned on Giovanni van Bronckhorst and the ex-Feyenoord boss is staring down the barrel of a gun.

Ibrox Board give short-term backing to Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst

Despite all this, the latest coming out of the Athletic suggests that Rangers and the Ibrox board are not quite ready to pull the trigger yet and Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be given time.

However, it is clear that the Dutchman must win the club’s final two games before the World Cup break when the ex-Ibrox midfielder can get time to get players back fit and take a much-needed breather.

The report also claims that the Rangers Board are keen to avoid a repeat of the Alex McLeish debacle in 05/06, where the club’s refusal to make a change led to protests and the Ibrox side eventually finishing 3rd in the Premiership.

It’s a genuine mess at the moment and the cash that Gio has in the bank – the Europa League Final, the Scottish Cup, the Champions League qualification – is quickly running out.

Rangers have clashes with Hearts (H) and St Mirren (A) to come before the World Cup break and they’re likely to be decisive in the Rangers career of Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Meanwhile, one Rangers star has been gutted by fans for his role in a St Johnstone goal.

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