Giovanni van Bronckhorst has revealed he felt let down by the Rangers board before he was sacked at Ibrox.

The Dutch manager was relieved of his duties in November 2022 with the club nine points behind Celtic in the title race.

However, Van Bronckhorst has claimed he felt a lack of support from the boardroom at the club as he cited the missed opportunity to strengthen his squad after reaching the Champions League.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, Van Bronckhorst claimed his success after first arriving at Rangers was "quickly forgotten" as he suggested the broader picture outside the league should have been considered before he was sacked. 

And the former Ibrox manager claimed he had held talks with club chiefs to discuss what needed to happen to transform fortunes in the weeks before his departure.

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He explained: "As far as I'm concerned, our squad could have been strengthened after we reached the Champions League group stage that August at PSV's expense. Unfortunately, it didn't happen.

"When I got fired a few months later, I missed the support from above. Things didn't go well at that stage, especially when we fell nine points behind Celtic - that isn't allowed - but it's also good to look at the broader picture.

"I believe some guys on the board could have handled the situation in another way, especially if you assess how we performed in the previous campaign, but that's quickly forgotten.

"I had other meetings with the board in November 2022 and told them what needed to happen to turn things around."

On his feelings for the club after his time as manager, Van Bronckhorst added: "I hope Rangers can find their way back to the top, as I'll forever be associated with the club and cherish the wonderful memories. Sadly, I didn't leave in the way I wanted."