So, has Gio done enough to save his Rangers job?
Gio before the match told his players don’t be fearful…well I have to say, ain’t that the pot calling the kettle black.
All Gio’s talk about the team showing character only matters if you set up the team in the correct way, and finally, only after four matches did Gio finally learn you cannot put five at the back.
So, did Rangers did play better in Italy. Well, we did actually got the ball in the opponent’s half in the first half; or is the perception that we played better just down to the fact anything would be better than the diarrhea we’ve had to endure.
So, after five successive gubbings is it time for Rangers to get rid of Gio?
Last night, we were only two down in the first 25 minutes, but being honest the score could have easily been 4 nil, and Napoli were cruising, because they have far tougher matches coming up.
In my view, this is Gio’s mess. Gio was the one who told our players to be scared, and Gio then set up our team to lose, by putting five at the back.
Yesterday, he finally told the team it was OK to be brave, and he decided to ditch the back five, but he only did that because he knows he’s been rumbled.
However, by the time Gio finally gave our team the OK to play football, and not sit back for 90 minutes, it’s just not easy for players to change.
Players have to practice, to know exactly where their teammates are going to be, and where they are moving to and they need to be confident.
Players can’t suddenly do something a Rangers manager has not practiced for four months.
And here’s a question:
Do you know what the difference is between a coach, and a manager?
Just stop and think before continuing…
A coach picks players up, and he takes them on a journey, and along the journey they become better players.
A manager just tells players to play, and then he blames them when things go wrong.
What was telling was Napoli changed to a back five after they went ahead, to save energy, and Rangers still could hardly get a shot on goal.
Before Gio, we used to have a coach.
Gio is a manager. And he has already said Rangers can only compete in the Champions League if he is given the same budget as Liverpool.
So let us know. Is it time for Gio to go, or do we keep with him and get more of the same next year…if we somehow manage to qualify.