If Ryan Jack’s future at Rangers is a little hazy at present, Fashion Sakala’s is downright strange.
The Zambian gave an interview, no holds barred, in which he rather passively aggressively slaughtered Rangers and admitted he’s far from happy with his position at the club at present.
And in fact, has absolutely no idea what to do.
Fair play to the lad for being honest, but he sounded extremely entitled.
And even more tellingly, Sakala admits he came to Rangers to be a pure striker:
This is an admission that he sees himself as something the club doesn’t.
Even more revealingly:
So, in fact, Sakala is clear from GVB’s instruction that he is not going to be a 9 under him. It’s as simple as that.
So, despite Gio telling him he won’t be a striker for him, and the signing of Colak further giving signal to Sakala of the manager’s intent, it is clear he’s not really understanding that he’s not favoured.
Gio seeks Sakala as little more than utility, a forward option to give depth as and when needed.
And truthfully, despite his goals tally which wasn’t all that bad we admit, the lad looks like he’s running around with his eyes closed and a wide grin. He’s got one of the dumbest football brains we’ve seen from a Rangers forward, constantly caught offside, running into blind alleys, and showing little discretion with his movement at all.
He seems to be a very nice chap, but this interview was ill-advised and hinted at entitlement, and not just completely respecting what his manager wants.
In truth, as we say, Sakala isn’t a Gio favourite, Scott Wright is miles ahead of him, and Wrighty has his limitations too.
It’s up to Gio what happens with him.