Braga boss Ricardo Sa Pinto has pleaded with fans of the Portuguese side to show “patience” – as they look to continue their “extraordinary” Europa League campaign against Rangers.
Los Rayos are struggling for form domestically and find themselves sitting in eighth in the Primeira Liga and the Braga boss “fully accepts” that fans aren’t happy with it.
The former Portugal international has insisted that his side “will come good,” telling fans that things will improve for them.
“I fully accept the fans are not happy with the results – neither am I,” Sa Pinto said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“But we need them more than ever to support us now and help the team. Together we are stronger. We have made an extraordinary journey in Europe and we want it to continue. We just need a little patience. We are all working hard to improve.
“Again, I ask for patience with this team. They will come good. At the moment, we are not in the position we want, but we will get better.”
Rangers face Braga at Ibrox on February 2oth before the return leg in Portugal six days later for a place in the last 16.
Sa Pinto saw his side knocked out of the Portuguese Cup last night following a 2-1 defeat by Benfica as their domestic woes continued.
If things continue to go as they are for Sa Pinto, he might join the ever-growing list of clubs who have changed manager in recent seasons after being involved with Rangers in Europe.