After another damaging defeat at the weekend, Giovanni van Bronckhorst might just be on the brink.
On Sunday, Rangers suffered a shock 2-1 loss to St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park; James Tavernier unable to spark a late comeback in Perth.
So, the Light Blues are now seven points adrift of Celtic, concerned that this gap may grow even further.
This time last week, Rangers were beaten 3-1 by Ajax, their sixth defeat out of six Champions League group games.
Thus, having ended up with a goal difference of -21, the Gers’ have posted the worst-ever record in the competition’s history.
All of this means, despite leading them to last year’s Europa League Final, van Bronckhorst is a man under immense pressure.
Heart of Midlothian therefore will fancy their chances of a first victory at Ibrox since 2014, following an eventful victory on Sunday.
Despite having Jorge Grant sent off in the first half, Andy Halliday’s brace, followed by Lawrence Shankland’s last-gasp penalty, saw Hearts edge-out Motherwell 3-2.
So, despite their own difficulties in Europe, Robbie Neilson’s side have now won back-to-back Premiership games, moving up to fourth.
Rangers have won their last five meetings with Hearts, desperately needing to extend that streak to six in Glasgow’s west end.