By Paddy Kenny

17th Sep, 2022 | 8:00am

Pundit 'can't believe' what he's heard about Giovanni van Bronckhorst's Rangers future

Giovanni van Bronckhorst deserves more time to turn things around at Rangers.

That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Gers manager’s future.

Writing in his Glasgow Evening Times column on 7 September, journalist Christopher Jack claimed Van Bronckhorst’s future is “up for discussion” with talks inside the Ibrox boardroom set to decide his fate.

This came after two damaging 4-0 defeats to Celtic and Ajax since the start of September.

Van Bronckhorst has been in the job since November 2021 after he replaced Steven Gerrard, who left Ibrox to take the manager’s job at Aston Villa.

Kenny insists Van Bronckhorst needs more time.

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“I’m not being funny but they only just made the Champions League anyway, they might have been beaten 4-0 but they are playing at the highest level now,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“They are not spending the money or paying the wages that other Champions League clubs are paying. They are a big fish in a big competition but they aren’t actually a big fish, if you know what I mean.

“They lost to Celtic, the goalkeeper could have been better, it’s two games. I can’t believe it’s even been brought up.

“For me, you have to stick with him. He did so well to get them in the Champions League.”

Rangers are next in action against Napoli on Wednesday (14 September).

The Italian side beat Liverpool 4-1 in their first Champions League group game of the season last week (7 September).

In other news, Alan Hutton has revealed what he’s ‘heard’ about James Tavernier at Rangers.