Rangers: Players’ lack of belief in Giovanni van Bronckhorst costing team, says Kenny Miller | Football News

Kenny Miller believes serious questions should be asked about Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s future at Rangers.

Rangers are now seven points behind Celtic in the Scottish Premiership title race with two games remaining before the World Cup break.

Miller believes there are big decisions to be made about the Dutchman, less than a year after taking over from Steven Gerrard as manager.

“I have my own thoughts but within this building, there needs to be some serious thinking because it seems like something is not right at the moment,” the former Rangers striker said. Sky Sports News.

“We never like to see managers lose their jobs but questions need to be asked and improvements need to be made.

Rangers are seven points behind Celtic in the title race.
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Rangers are seven points behind Celtic in the title race.

“If they can win the last two games before they break with maximum points and don’t fall behind by more than seven points, that gives you five weeks to do some serious work and get key players fit. If so, hope to attack in the second half. The weather.

“Gio has been here as a player and now as a manager, he knows the pressure is going to be on his shoulders, especially when you go seven points behind after 13 games.

“He’ll know he’s going to be asked real questions.”

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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between St Johnstone and Rangers

Rangers dominated possession at MacDiarmid Park on Sunday, but goals from James Brown and Nicky Clarke handed St Johnstone a surprise defeat.

Miller believes more teams could benefit unless the Rangers improve.

“A lot is missing at the moment,” he added.

“There’s a real lack of trust within the team and I think there’s a lack of belief in each other and possibly the manager as well in how they’re going about their business.

Rangers drew 1-1 with Livingston in their last Scottish Premiership match.
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Rangers needed a late goal to draw 1-1 with Livingston in October.

“There’s also a real lack of creativity and, when you look at the players they have, it’s unbelievable to say that.

“There is a lot of possession and territory and the number of crosses into the box is unusual, but teams will be happy to deal with it. St Johnstone had three centre-backs who headed and defended everything that came into the box. I was more than happy. He had a purpose with his life.

“For Rangers, with the players they’ve got and the money they’re spending, there’s got to be more of that chance creation or a lot of good chances for your forwards to score. could

“When you see Celtic playing the way they are at the moment there is a belief and a relentless nature to their game that they can go and get goals at any point in the game.

Can Van Bronk survive at Rangers?

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Chris Boyd, James McFadden and Andy Walker discuss Rangers’ problems and the growing pressure on Giovanni van Bronkhorst.

Chris Boyd, James McFadden and Andy Walker discuss the growing pressure on the manager after watching the 2-1 defeat at St Johnstone. Sky Sports.

Chris Boyd

Yes, there are a lot of injuries but they are all defensive. I don’t think any of the guys that are out there are going to do much in the forward line. Lack of creativity. Money was spent in the summer transfer window, but not much of it worked out. It needs a major overhaul, the question is will Giovanni van Bronckhorst see it through? I do not know. The club always finds a way if they are going to change the manager. I think the problem that Giovanni van Bronckhorst is facing right now is that even when he was winning and scratching there was frustration from the fans. Once fans start voicing their opinions, it’s very difficult to change them.

Andy Walker

I think he’s a smart guy and I think he’s a smart coach. I think anyone who can get to the Europa League final with a good team knows what they are doing. I think there is a lot of nonsense coming from Ibrox, in terms of this being the best squad Rangers have had in years. I don’t believe it for a second. If Rangers can’t strengthen post-qualification for the Champions League then surely they are unable to get rid of the manager and his backroom staff, bring in another manager and give him the funds to spend.

James McFadden

This is a manager who took Rangers to a European final. If you had said back then that he would be under a lot of pressure in November with a lot of fans rooting for him to leave, you’d think there was something wrong with you. That is football. Giovanni van Bronckhorst said he could have won the game after half an hour, that is not true. They didn’t create many chances. They weren’t hitting the mark and missing great opportunities.

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