The fallout of Celtic’s superb 1-0 win at Ibrox just before the international break continues to haunt Rangers, with reports indicating their hierarchy are strongly considering a managerial change.
The Sun reports that Graham Potter has rejected the chance to discuss taking on the job in Glasgow despite Rangers reaching out to his representatives recently.
It’s said that their poor results, including the defeat to Brendan Rodgers’ side, have prompted the action and that Michael Beale continues to face pressure.
In front of a partisan 50,000-strong crowd and with Celtic going through an injury crisis, Rangers were tipped by many to win the last derby only to have their hopes dashed by a committed Bhoys performance and a wonderful Kyogo Furuhashi strike.
That they are sounding out other managers shows the power of these derby fixtures and the kind of heat that Celtic can turn up – even so early in the season.
The aftereffects of Celtic’s win have persevered through the international break and that surely can’t be a good sign for Beale unless his team now go an extraordinary run of results.
Already four points behind and heading into an away fixture this weekend, Rangers are really in the spotlight at the moment and the Bhoys have had a big hand in that.
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Who knows what the next few days will now bring? If Celtic can put together a winning streak in the Premiership, it’s only going to add to the misery across the city.
The Celtic squad and staff won’t be paying much attention to the gossip around their rivals – and that’s the way we like it. If they can stay motivated and focused themselves, we might not have to wait too long for things to unravel completely elsewhere.