The Gers fell to their sixth defeat out of six in the Champions League on Tuesday and ended their miserable campaign as the worst side in the history of the competition, having lost every game and finished the group stages with the worst goal difference.
Rangers will now have no European football to look forward to in the new year, despite only a few months ago narrowly missing out on lifting the Europa League in Seville.
And speaking live on Sky Sports, Walker claimed that Rangers have now lost all of their respect following their horrific Champions League campaign.
He said (via Football Daily): “They had a lot of respect across Europe just a few months ago when they reached the final of the Europa League with some really stunning performances, but that respect has gone now.
Should Rangers sack Van Bronckhorst?
“They’ve been well beaten, they’ve been outplayed, they’ve lost heavily and they’ve not been good enough to compete in the Champions League. It’s been a sorry tale.”
TIF Thoughts on Rangers…
It certainly isn’t looking good for Rangers and their manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst, with the media claiming the Dutchman likely won’t last much longer given they’ve crashed out of Europe and are trailing Celtic in the SPFL at present.
Whatever Rangers end up doing in relation to Van Bronckhorst, they need to ensure their next manager has the ability to succeed at a higher level than just the SPFL so that they don’t get embarrassed once again in the Champions League.
To be fair to Rangers, they were put into a strong group containing Liverpool, Napoli and Ajax, but for them to now be labelled as the worst team to ever play in the Champions League is inexcusable and will follow them around for a long time.