Giovanni van Bronckhorst has been sacked by Rangers

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has been sacked by Rangers

RANGERS FOOTBALL CLUB SACKED their manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst today after a series of poor results this season.

Rangers crashed out of their Champions League group and were dubbed the worst team group stage team ever.

The Glasgow club are also in points adrift of city rivals Celtic at the top of the cinch Premiership.

A statement from the Ibrox club on Monday morning read: "Rangers Football Club confirms today it has parted company with manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

"The board would like to put on record sincere thanks to Gio for all his efforts since his appointment as manager.

"Unfortunately, results and performances over recent months haven’t met expectations and the decision was made today by the board to terminate the contract of the manager. The search for the new manager is now underway."

Chairman Douglas Park added: "I want to thank Gio for the hard work he has put in over the last 12 months and, especially, the achievements of taking the club to the Europa League final and winning the Scottish Cup last season.

"Unfortunately, recent results have not met neither our nor Gio's expectations, and we have taken this difficult decision today. Everyone at Rangers wishes Gio every success in the future."

Last year the Dutchman landed his role at Ibrox after replacing  Steven Gerrard.

The former Rangers player led  his side to a Europa League final beating the likes of Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig along the way.

They eventually lost out to another German side in Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville.

Rangers also won their first Scottish Cup triumph in 13 years at the end of his first campaign in charge.

The succesor for Van Bronckhorst will place over the next few weeks.