Rangers set AGM date as board face questions over Van Bronckhorst

The team's results and performances this season will be a hot topic at the annual meeting.

Rangers have set a date for the club’s Annual General Meeting as pressure builds on manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

The club’s directors will face questions from shareholders and fans on December 6, with the team’s performance on the pitch certain to be an item high on supporters’ agendas.

Rangers were booed off the park by the travelling fans after losing 2-1 to St Johnstone on Sunday, a result that leaves the team trailing Celtic by seven points in the title race and plenty questioning Van Bronckhorst’s future as manager.

An email sent to shareholders read: “The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Rangers International Football Club pic will take place on Tuesday December 6.

“Full details of the event will be sent to all Rangers shareholders on Monday November 14, following the next trading window on the Tifosy Exchange. Shareholders will be required to indicate their attendance and vote their shares in advance of the meeting.”

While the meeting will reflect on a year that saw Rangers reach the Europa League final, the focus is likely to be on a turbulent start to this season, which saw the team qualify for the Champions League only to set a new record for the worst performance in the group stages.

Domestic performances, including a 1-1 home draw against Livingston, have also led to criticism of the manager and sporting director Ross Wilson.

Speaking after the defeat to St Johnstone, Van Bronckhorst acknowledged that his position was under pressure.

“Of course, a defeat doesn’t help,” he said. “But we have to continue. It is a tough one to take, the loss we had today.

“I have said it many times. If you lose 2-1 against St Johnstone away, for me there is no excuse.

“We are very disappointed with the result and we need to look forward.

“It is always difficult to take losses, especially when you are the manager and player of a big club.

“You are expected to win, that is obvious, and if you don’t win you are very disappointed.”

Rangers face Hearts at Ibrox on Wednesday evening and then take on St Mirren in Paisley on Saturday in their last two games before the World Cup break.

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