Gio confirms he won’t change a thing as Rangers host Napoli

Gio confirms he won’t change a thing as Rangers host Napoli
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Manager of Rangers looks on prior to the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at on September 03, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Giovanni’s ‘I’m not changing anything’ line has come in for a lot of conversation, with Rangers’ boss happy with how he is making the team play, but admitting the product itself needs to improve.

Speaking in advance of tonight’s epic v Napoli, Rangers’ boss is under the first real pressure of his Ibrox reign, with some diabolical results in recent weeks, but he stubbornly refused to kowtow to it, insisting that he’s happy with his football philosophy and it will continue.

See, Gio points out that only two weeks ago everything was fine and we were great off the back of a great start to the season; but of course, that simply isn’t true.

A struggled win at Livi on the opening day, was followed by that horror show in Belgium before only managing to draw with PSV, before the dire display at Hibs.

Gio’s men produced a titanic result in Holland to defy the team’s form, not emphasise it, and since then that abysmal performance at Celtic before another one in Holland has only made things worse.

He’s damn right the product needs to improve, we’ve not produced a single good display this season, including PSV away, which was a grafted wonderful win and hardly a sumptuous performance.

And his notion that all was well two weeks ago is literally nonsense, and he well knows it.

His philosophies may have worked last season in Europe (at Ibrox anyway, away from home it was a mess), but they aren’t working this campaign.

As Derek says, his notion of defending seems to differ from the typical, with cowardly defenders who actively avoid the ball – he’s all about playing out from the back, but seems to overlook how to stop it coming in.

So while he’s right to say Rangers need to improve, we’re not sure what he did last season is working this, and his away record is very much an Achilles heel.

We will await tonight’s match with huge interest, and hopefully a good result v Napoli can kick start this stuttering season and give our manager a badly-needed boost.

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  1. I obviously haven´t seen Davies in training but if Gio is impressed for Gods sake get him into that defence with Sands stepping forward alongside Lundstram. Our weakest area defensively is still the left side on defence and if wee Salah hits form before our double header I´d fear the worst.

  2. Gio is unwilling to change his philosophy which will end up being his undoing. He simply doesn’t have the players to play the way he wants to play which will lead to the inevitable. We have no chance of winning the league with him in charge

  3. As i said after old firm defeat pig headed and arrogant ,not willing to change a thing ,may cost him his job in the end .

  4. H I dont know what games you have been watching but you are on a different planet than anyone if you canny see the weakest part of rangers defence is tav and goldson ,anybody with half a football brain would relize baracic and sands are the only 2 rangers players who deserve any kind of credit this season on the defensive side .GSTK

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