Giovanni van Bronckhorst was appointed Rangers supervisor in November 2021
Former Rangers supervisor Graeme Souness has urged the membership’s followers to be affected person with boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst – and says the title race isn’t over.
Van Bronckhorst is below stress with Rangers 9 factors behind Celtic after two attracts and a defeat of their final 5 video games earlier than the World Cup break.
However Souness mentioned: “After all there is a approach again. It isn’t a good distance again, it is beating Celtic subsequent day trip.
“There are three Previous Agency video games – win these and it would be a distinct image.”
Rangers’ pointless marketing campaign within the Champions League – after they misplaced all six video games, together with a 7-1 thrashing by Liverpool – has added to the highlight on Van Bronckhorst.
However the former Liverpool and Scotland captain believes Rangers’ chastening expertise in Europe merely “uncovered the weak point of the Scottish sport” and that the Dutch supervisor needs to be given the chance to show issues round.
“I’m by no means snug speaking a few supervisor dropping their job,” Souness, who managed Rangers from 1986 to 1991, instructed BBC Scotland.
“I understand how robust it’s to be a supervisor, I understand how robust it’s to handle on this metropolis and Giovanni van Bronckhorst would have recognized that coming into it.
“All of the highlight comes on you since you’re second and that is when you need to be huge – you need to rise up, be counted and play your approach out of it.
“It isn’t all the time about managers. The gamers have to face up and be counted. It is a time you need your leaders within the dressing room.
“Now could be the time the place he’ll be discovering out what he is obtained in his dressing room. Who motivates the motivator?”
Souness, who guided the Ibrox membership to 4 Scottish titles in 5 years and ended an eight-year barren run, believes the supporters have an element to play in catching Celtic.
Requested what his message could be to the membership’s followers, he mentioned: “Be affected person. I do know it’s unlikely, however there’s an opportunity.
“If the followers flip up in a damaging mindset, that may solely damage the gamers. Stick along with your workforce, persist with the supervisor.”
You possibly can hear the complete interview on Sportsound on BBC Radio Scotland or BBC Sounds from 14:00 GMT on Saturday