Giovanni van Bronckhorst: Rangers SACK manager after a year in charge at Ibrox as club fall behind Celtic in title race and endure nightmare Champions League campaign

    Glasgow Rangers have sacked Giovanni van Bronckhorst as their manager.

    The Dutchman has been relieved of his duties with the Gers falling behind rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership and enduring a nightmare Champions League campaign.

    Simon Jordan senses Giovanni van Bronckhorst could be sacked at Rangers by January

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    Van Bronckhorst has been shown the door at Ibrox

    Rangers are sitting nine points behind their bitter rivals having lost two and drawn one of their last five games.

    They have been humiliated in Europe this term too, losing all six of their group games, which included a 7-1 thrashing by Liverpool.

    With a break in domestic action for the World Cup, the club have now decided to make a change with Van Bronckhorst falling on his sword.

    Van Bronckhorst, a former player at Ibrox, was appointed as Rangers manager a year ago after Steven Gerrard quit for Aston Villa.

    In his first season, he led Rangers to the Europa League final and Scottish Cup glory but they failed to retain the Scottish Premiership title.

    Rangers chairman Douglas Park said: “I want to thank Gio for the hard work he has put in over the last 12 months and, especially, the achievements of taking the club to the Europa League final and winning the Scottish Cup last season.

    “Unfortunately, recent results have not met neither our nor Gio’s expectations, and we have taken this difficult decision today. Everyone at Rangers wishes Gio every success in the future.”

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