Glasgow Rangers could reportedly be eyeing up a swoop for out-of-work manager, Sean Dyche, amid the ongoing uncertainty regarding Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s position at Ibrox.
What’s the word?
That’s according to journalist Pete O’Rourke – speaking to GIVEMESPORT – who suggested that he could well be tempted into taking on the top job in Glasgow, with the 51-year-old said to have connections to Gers sporting director, Ross Wilson.
The respected insider stated: “Somebody like Sean Dyche who is out of work could be a potential target for Rangers as well, he’s got links with sporting director Ross Wilson from their time together at Watford.
“He’s out of work and looking for a job, and I’m sure Rangers would be an attractive option for someone like Sean Dyche with what they can offer.”
This speculation comes following the mounting scrutiny regarding Van Bronckhorst’s future with the Old Firm outfit, with Football Insider claiming earlier this week that a sacking could be on the cards, albeit with contrary reports suggesting that the former Feyenoord boss is unlikely to be axed during the current World Cup break.
A change at the helm has been mooted amid the Scottish Premiership side’s underwhelming run of form so far this season, having slipped nine points behind bitter rivals Celtic in the title race, as well as suffering the ignominy of recording the worst Champions League group stage performance in history.
For all the goodwill that Van Bronckhorst built up last term – having guided the club to the Europa League final and claimed a Scottish Cup success – the Dutchman will likely be unsurprised to see doubts emerging about his position, with the 47-year-old now set to be anxiously looking over his shoulder at just who could replace him.
Turning to Dyche could well be an astute move as far as the club are concerned, with the Englishman no doubt set to be tempted by working at such a historic club, with Jones stating above that it would be an ‘attractive option.’
The same can be said for those at Ibrox, however, with the former Clarets boss also an ‘attractive’ choice following his remarkable decade-long tenure at Turf Moor, notably guiding the club to two promotions to the top flight in that time, while also enjoying six straight seasons in the Premier League before his departure earlier this year.
The former Watford head coach memorably helped guide the Lancashire outfit to a remarkable seventh-place finish during the 2017/18 campaign to secure a place in Europe, having achieved such success while largely operating on a shoestring budget.
As journalist Daniel Bettridge stated in the summer – amid talk of Dyche potentially moving to Aston Villa – the Kettering-born coach is not necessarily a “sexy appointment”, although would certainly be an “effective” one, having worked wonders during his time at Burnley.
Pundit Noel Whelan also noted that the experienced figure would be a “stunning appointment” were he to make the move north of the border, with Dyche potentially the man who can get the Light Blues out of their current rut.