GVB (or whoever) must be aware of one big thing at Rangers

GVB (or whoever) must be aware of one big thing at Rangers
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, Manager of Feyenoord during the Feyenoord press conference at Old Trafford on November 23, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

If there is one thing Rangers’ new manager, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst or not, will be well aware of coming into Ibrox, it’s that there will be absolutely no money to spend in January.

Any improvement in the side will be based on a new system, personnel changes and of course, ‘new manager syndrome’ but not on any paid-for signings in the upcoming window.

The Bosman market has been kind to Rangers – Allan McGregor, Scott Arfield, Steven Davis, John Lundstram, Fashion Sakala, effectively Glen Kamara, and one or two others have been major signings of high quality in recent years, so we’re not going to slaughter freebies.

Because that is all the new boss will be able to work with in January.

But that said, we do have great optimism that with a little tweaking, this Rangers squad is very very good, and just needs selection shake ups to completely re-energise the form and get the full hunger back.

The infrastructure is there – there are plenty of fine players in this squad, and we will absolutely credit Steven Gerrard for bringing in such a strong squad and improving the quality.

It just ran out of steam, and a new manager is a fresh start for everyone.

But there won’t be a lot of movement in January unless we can work wonders in the Bosman market, which isn’t impossible.

A lot of players will want to come to Ibrox to play for Gio, should it be him, and frankly GVB commands respect on the same level as Gerrard (used to?).

So we can expect good things if he gets the job.

Just don’t expect Frenkie De Jong joining up any time soon.

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  1. You have some inside knowledge of Ibrox same as the 4 lads had a dream and soon you both are going to come up with a beauty nobody expects and blow a lot of theories out the window and the regular puddle drinkers who are obsessed with all things blue will be absolutely raging, my guess is we will see at least 4 new signings in January or its rather that I’m hoping, young Patterson starts for the tartan trannies today and with Gio he will be a regular and greedy fucker Goldson will be dropped, all we need to do is a few decent bosmans coming to the end of their career to get us to 56 then it’s all plain sailing, even if it means Defoe getting game time, just do whatever it takes to stay top in May 2022

  2. If it’s GVB then Im hoping he can uncover a few Dutch or Spanish Bosmans that we can get in January. If not I’m sure there is a big enough squad with enough flexibility to play in different systems. Hopefully the “new manager” bounce can see us rediscover our form and get us through a difficult period coming up over 3 tournaments

  3. Some players are showing signs of fatigue and need a fresh imput due to the demands on them. All I ask is give Rangers your all till the end of the season and leave with the clubs blessing.

  4. They say you can build a solid reputation over a lifetime but it only takes on moment to tarnish it.

    That’s what steven gerrard has done to a degree if he fails at villa. He’ll be held against his own free will with his public liability knee jerk reaction to leaving Rangers during a crucial period.

    Steven gerrard has let himself down and hindered his progress due transparency with Rangers fans and 5ge club as a whole, business before anyrhing else.

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