Rangers-linked Genoa manager Alexander Blessin may be looking for a new job soon as the Serie B boss stares down the barrel of a gun in Italy.
The German manager is reportedly edging closer to the sack with the Castore-sponsored club amid a downturn in form with Genoa without a win in their last three Serie B matches.
Amongst the favourites to earn promotion to the Italian top flight this season, as things stand the club are seven points off Frosinone at the top of the second tier.
The poor run of form has Italian publication La Voce de Genova claiming that anything but a victory in this weekend’s clash v bottom of the table Perugia could see the manager sacked.
It’s not exactly the greatest audition for the Rangers job from Alexander Blessin but the report comes at an interesting time at Ibrox.
Rangers-linked Alexander Blessin facing Genoa sack
Alexander Blessin was named as a potential Rangers target during his time at Belgian side KV Oostende by the Daily Record after Steven Gerrard left the club in November 2021.
The job was given to Dutch coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst and after a clear slide domestically the Ibrox side have moved to sack their former player with Rangers nine points behind Celtic in the title race.
It means that Rangers are on the hunt for another manager to take the Dutchman’s place and interestingly Alexander Blessin has been part of the conversation.
The Scottish Daily Express claims the links have been reignited after the sacking of Giovanni van Bronckhorst and it appears things are reaching a crescendo for the ex-RB Leipzig coach in Italy.
Given his Genoa side are only seven points behind we reckon there’s still time for Alexander Blessin to turn it around but if Rangers don’t make an appointment before the weekend, and Genoa don’t beat Perugia, we suspect this won’t be the last time you hear the German’s name mentioned.
Meanwhile, a former England captain is the current favourite to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst.