Journalist Stephen McGowan has claimed that Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has not had any talks about his future at Ibrox.
Many Rangers fans have clearly made their feelings known to the Dutchman and the Rangers board that the performances and results haven’t been good enough, with boos being heard at the ends of games over the past few weeks.
However, Van Bronckhorst remains at the helm during this mid-season break, and if what McGowan has said is to be true, no decision looks to be imminent from the Rangers board in terms of relieving the 47-year-old of his duties.
McGowan claimed on The Press Box podcast that no talks have taken place recently between Van Bronckhorst and the Rangers board despite the Gers’ poor run of form.
He said: “That would be a dangerous game, to be going and sourcing other managers before you’ve dispensed with the current one.
“Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s people are saying there have been no talks, no discussions.
“You have to assume that Rangers are now lining up their ducks.”
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It does appear quite bizarre that the Rangers board have allowed Van Bronckhorst to continue as Gers boss heading into this mid-season break, as it would’ve handed a new manager ample time to work with the majority of his squad as they aim to salvage their season in some way.
Instead, fans will now have a prolonged period of time to stew over recent poor results which may only increase the tension between the board, manager and fans when the SPFL returns in December.
The Rangers board may well see this season as one they can write off with Celtic nine points ahead and their European campaign over, so they could use the rest of the campaign to get Van Bronckhorst’s replacement lined up instead of rushing into a decision halfway through this season.