Does anything less than a win at Motherwell spell the end for Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst?
The manager’s position, which was being called a little into question before the Liverpool hiding has been made an aggressive amount tougher since that pummelling and the fact the score was the joint-worst in our club’s history.
This has heaped the pressure on Gio, along with losing almost all of his first team players through injury, or so it feels, leaving the Dutch boss much more close to the edge than he’s ever been.
Fans weren’t happy at either Celtic thrashing, and they were far from overjoyed at any of the first three UCL reverses either, but his position has only really gone under the spotlight truly following Wednesday’s debacle.
Yes, Gio is under pressure now, and he’s potentially only an SPL draw away from being fired, because the gap increasing at this point to Celtic may be insurmountable such are our injuries.
In short, if we can’t beat a midtable side who are in rather mediocre form, it bodes dreadfully for the rest of the season, giving the board a decision to make.
We loved Gio, we really did, but he’s blown so much of our goodwill with rotten management, bad judgement and bad decisions.
We definitely aren’t calling for his head like many are, but we know many will definitely demand it should we not win at Fir Park.
It’s the reality of football and the pressure of being Rangers manager – you are only one defeat away from a crisis at any given point and Rangers have been handed six so far this season in all competitions.
We don’t endorse the sacking requests, but we know why they’ll be there.
Gio probably does have a match at Motherwell to save his job. It’s just kind of an occupation hazard that comes with being the manager of Rangers.
Live by the sword and you die by it.