There’s been two high-profile sackings in football in the past few months which really caught Ibrox Noise’s attention:
Scott Parker and Thomas Tuchel.
Parker was dumped because he slagged off the squad at Bournemouth, saying he didn’t have the tools at his disposal to cope with the PL.
Tuchel’s comments, very similar, were surprising in light of what happened with Parker. He was given his marching orders not long after.
And of course our former boss Steven Gerrard did the same last summer – he slagged off his squad saying he didn’t have the money to compete in the UCL.
So it was with surprise that Gio did the same thing again himself last night – he attacked the squad and said the club can’t compete in the UCL, just as Gerrard had, in a message to the board.
The same man pre-match who bullishly had his side ready for the occasion.
Unsurprisingly the rumours this morning claim he’s either resigning or being fired, but those rumours are borne from the fact he’s mirrored Gerrard, Parker and Tuchel in attacking his squad.
And if you attack the board, indirectly, your job is on the line. That is a fact.
And if you do it deliberately, it sounds like you want fired.
Why did Gio do this? Did he not feel supported in the window? Is he forced to play Connor Goldson (we support his pain here)?
Whatever is wrong at Ibrox, Gio is someone who chooses his words VERY carefully – and for him to have said this is a very damning attack on the board.
Ibrox Noise’s Derek believes this squad can compete at UCL level, but the rest of us aren’t sure.
That clearly includes Gio.