Giovanni van Bronckhorst has been warned that his job is on the line by The Herald.
An opinion piece from Graeme McGarry carried a similar tone to that of his colleague Chris Jack who outlined the precarious nature of the Dutchman’s job.
McGarry is no big hitter but with the Herald/Times/Rangers Review all on message inside the Ibrox media bubble their choreographed message carries clout.
Without that media access there wouldn’t be much to fill the webpages for the Glasgow based publisher- they’ve clearly been given the nod from inside the club to set the scene for the dismissal of the man that took an inherited squad to the final of the Europa League just four months ago.
After discussing the security of Ange Postecoglou’s situation at Celtic, McGarry turns across the city and warns:
The same may not be said for van Bronckhorst, though for very different reasons. If Rangers fail to win against Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Saturday (should the match go ahead), then the Dutchman’s position will come under major scrutiny, even this early in the season.
In the past week, van Bronckhorst has already lost two battles on the pitch, and the war of words off it. His job might well be next.
Napoli on Tuesday night could be a long one for van Bronckhorst with the Italians laying down a Champions League marker with their 4-1 win over the Champions League runners-up. Next up is the Europa League equivalent.
Even Mark Warburton and Graeme Murty avoided back to back 4-0 defeats while in charge of the Tribute Act.