Giovanni Van Bronckhorst has presided over a disastrous slide in the Ibrox team’s fortunes in the last twelve months, a slide which Celtic has capitalised on with utter ruthlessness.
According to one of their fan sites, there has been a staggering 17 point swing between last November and now. That is astonishing if true.
That is a devastating indictment of him.
I imagine that those numbers are broadly accurate.
There is, apparently, a vast goal difference issue as well. But what you’ll have noticed is that this is as much down to us as it is down to him. Our form since November of last year has been extraordinary.
Still, these are the kind of numbers which turn fans hair a different colour.
They paint a picture of a manager and a team which cannot sustain any sort of form at all. Which is nightmare fuel for supporters when they are facing a juggernaut like our team.
As much as our form has been incredible and has been the key contributing factor in why this turnaround has happened, the rate at which they have dropped points in the last twelve months is virtually impossible to ignore. Their fans certainly aren’t ignoring it.
The logic for terminating Van Bronckhorst’s position seems obvious.
But as I said earlier, there are huge complicating factors in their situation, factors which make it not quite so easy to do, even when the evidence that they should is as clear as this.
They have big decisions to make in that boardroom, but in the stands the fans have already made up their minds, and some of them are pointing to the evidence that proves that the Van Bronckhorst experiment has been a colossal failure.
Not bad for a guy Keevins thought could have gone last season unbeaten, and who Barry Ferguson confidently predicted already had big Ange’s number. Nobody is talking that kind of crap anymore, that’s for damned sure.