By Wayne Veysey

14th Nov, 2022 | 8:13am

Sources: Rangers likely to sack Giovanni van Bronckhorst after Ibrox board talks

Rangers are increasingly likely to sack Giovanni van Bronckhorst in the coming days after weekend crisis talks, sources have told Football Insider.

The Ibrox board of directors have been locked in discussions about the future of the Dutchman following Saturday’s 1-1 Scottish Premiership draw at St Mirren.

Van Bronckhorst insisted after the match he does not fear for his job as he headed back to his native Holland for a break.

However, Football Insider has been told the club the 47-year-old’s position is hanging by a thread ahead of a critical days that will determine whether he stays in the job or not.

The directors are increasingly likely to accept they have no choice but to change the manager despite the multi-million pound cost of axing Van Bronckhorst and his backroom staff.

The pressure is on the Rangers board to act with supporters fuming at not only the surrendering of the title but a catastrophic Champions League group stage campaign that was the worst by any side in the competition’s history.

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Football Insider revealed late Tuesday that Van Bronckhorst may not save his job even if he oversaw wins on Wednesday at home to Hearts and in Saturday’s trip to St Mirren.

In the event, Rangers squeezed out a fortuitous win over Hearts and then needed a late James Tavernier penalty to share the points at St Mirren.

Plans are being put in place for a new man to be in the dugout for the 15 December Scottish Premiership return against Hibernian at Ibrox.

Football Insider revealed on Saturday that QPR manager Michael Beale is currently Rangers’ top target to replace Van Bronckhorst.

He is good friends with director of football Ross Wilson and the pair struck up an excellent relationship during the Londoner’s three years as first-team coach at Rangers.

But Beale, 42, has already rejected an offer from Wolves to stay at QPR, who are pushing hard for promotion from the Championship.

Rangers shareholders will be able to air their concerns and ask club powerbrokers what will be done to get things back on track after the details for the Annual General Meeting were confirmed.

The meeting will take place next month on Tuesday, December 6 with details to be sent out to all shareholders on Monday, November 14.

In other news, Revealed: Rangers have £13m to spend ahead of January after Ibrox announcement