By Wayne Veysey

7th Nov, 2022 | 7:00am

Ibrox sources: Rangers board in Giovanni van Bronckhorst sack talks today

Rangers chiefs will hold crunch talks on Monday to discuss the future of Giovanni van Bronckhorst, sources have told Football Insider.

The manager is under intense pressure in the wake of Sunday’s 2-1 Scottish Premiership defeat at St Johnstone, which leaves the Glasgow giants seven points behind Celtic in the title race.

Rangers bosses are set to discuss the possibility of sacking Van Bronckhorst amid fears the players are not responding to his methods.

It is now increasingly likely, one well-placed source said, that Van Bronkhorst will be dismissed during the upcoming World Cup break.

Rangers have Scottish Premiership fixtures at home to Hearts on Wednesday followed by Sunday’s trip to St Mirren before a four-and-a-half week recess without matches.

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.

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Football Insider revealed last week that Rangers are paving the way behind the scenes for a potential manager change by doing background checks and compiling a shortlist of potential replacements.

Calls for the board to take action have grown significantly following Sunday’s defeat to St Johnstone, who are sixth in the league.

There are now growing fears that Celtic will run away with the league this season unless a change is made.

The Dutchman is believed to have told friends he is wary of being sacked following recent results, including a succession of Champions League embarrassments.

Rangers’ midweek 3-1 defeat to Ajax left them with a minus-20 goal deficit from their six matches, all of which were comprehensively lost.

There is great concern in the boardroom about the sterility of domestic performances, albeit there was some hope of a turnaround following the 4-1 win over Aberdeen the weekend before last.

In other news, Premier League club set sights on signing Rangers star Ryan Kent amid 1 January reveal.