Rangers' partners look set to fail once again as difficult times continue
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Rangers' partners look set to fail once again as major struggles continue

Rangers’ partners Hamburger SV look set to fail once again in their bid to escape Bundesliga 2. amid a dreadful run of form.

In February, the Gers and HSV announced that following years of friendship, an official partnership had been struck between the two clubs [HSV.de].

The German side were the third team to partner up with Rangers, following Orange County SC and Bengaluru FC.

HSV have by far the biggest profile of the three, but they are at a low ebb in their history.


At the end of the 2017/18 season, they were relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time in the competition’s 55-year history.

They’ve been trying to get back ever since but they now look set to fail for a third successive campaign.

Die Rothosen finished fourth in each of their first two seasons in the second tier and are currently occupying that same spot again, with only three matches remaining in their campaign.

VfL Bochum and Greuther Fürth currently sit in the two automatic promotion spots and Holstein Kiel are in third, the only promotion play-off spot.

Daniel Thioune was recently replaced as manager as Rangers’ partners look set to fail once again. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

HSV are eight points behind Bochum, five off Fürth and four behind Kiel, who hold a game in hand, while they are only ahead of fifth-placed Fortuna Dusseldorf on goal difference.

Daniel Thioune was recently sacked as manager after a dire run of only three points from five matches and replaced by club legend Horst Hrubesch for the final three fixtures.

The move looks to have come too late, though, particularly as HSV don’t face any of their promotion rivals before the end of the campaign.

A fourth season in the German second tier beckons for Rangers’ famous partners and their supporters will not be happy.

In other news, Rangers have unveiled exciting plans for a ‘landmark installation’ next to Ibrox.

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