Rangers captain James Tavernier may have become the second player to call out Gio

Rangers captain James Tavernier may have become the second player to call out Gio
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: James Tavernier of Rangers looks on as he arrives at the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League group A match between Rangers FC and Olympique Lyon at Ibrox Stadium on September 16, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

James Tavernier has become the second Rangers player to gently call out Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s management by admitting Michael Beale’s style ‘suits him more’.

Speaking for the first time under Beale’s new coaching regime, the captain sounded very happy and pleased with the measure of the new boss, including training and man-management, but specifically addressed that his style suited him more. Presumably, than the ex-manager’s.

Tavernier joins Adam Devine in praising Michael Beale, the latter saying the manager’s arrival at Ibrox had given everyone a lift, and while we always acknowledge ‘new manager syndrome’ generally tends to do that when it’s a club in a bit of a malaise, there is something a lot more convincing about two players praising the new manager to the cost of the old one.

He said:

“I always play to the best of my ability. The gaffer’s style suits me a lot more and is very attacking, it is his team & we have to listen to his instructions.”

While not directly referencing Gio, it’s clear Tavernier endorses this manager more than just with lip service to a new manager – it’s evident that he really did thrive at Rangers under Michael Beale’s style, with Gio’s undeniably stifling him.

He’s not going to say so in such explicit words, to do so would be disrespectful to the former Rangers manager, but it’s clearly the case. There is no question Gio brought, eventually, a real malaise to the club, sadly, and it had to be removed.

We can talk about professionalism and conduct and all the rest of it as much as we like, but what’s done is done and it’s the Beale era now at Ibrox.

Hopefully Tavernier’s form sees a bit uplift tomorrow onwards, and we can start whining at his dreadful defending all over again.

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  1. Gios style got them to European final it’s the players that need to callout each other players win games managers lose them let’s see where beles style takes them.

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