Showing posts with label Pedro Caixinha. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pedro Caixinha. Show all posts

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Who should be Rangers' new manager?

It’s safe to say the 2017-18 campaign hasn’t gone exactly according to plan for Rangers. The legendary Scottish side are currently sitting just fourth in the league table on 24 points through 12 games played. Despite having signed Pedro Caixinha to a three-year deal to manage the club back in March, Rangers dismissed their new manager after just 229 days on the job.

Caixinha was sacked after a discouraging 1-1 draw against 10th-place Kilmarnock, in late October, and he became the shortest-tenured manager in the decorated history of the club with his firing. Surrendering a 1-0 lead by coughing up a goal five minutes into second half stoppage time was the final straw for Caixinha with the club.

Rangers legend now in the mix for manager position

A lot of punters have been raising the name Giovanni Van Bronckhorst in relation to the vacant Rangers gig, and it appears the ex-Rangers star and current Feyenoord manager has become a strong favourite in the hunt to succeed Pedro Caixinha.

The Dutch master had a fantastic time at Ibrox, fondly remembered by all fans as a powerhouse midfielder with an eye for goal and that stunning winner in Monaco typified the brilliance from Dick Advocaat in shelling out the £5M for the former Arsenal and Barcelona regular.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Rangers' managerial rumour mill; the latest

Wow. If we thought the summer window was crazy for incoming and outgoing, autumn’s manager circus has come pretty close.

After Rangers did the right thing and relieved Pedro Caixinha of his services 10 days ago (feels like longer, no?) there has been something of a scrum with relation to the vacant position, and Ibrox Noise will (try) to sift through the mayhem and make some sense of it all.

When the Portuguese departed the Marble Staircase, the early favourite was Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes. That remains the case but as time has gone on and the reported near-million compensation package has emerged, his odds have lengthened a tad and while he remains odds-on, and the only contender to have been so, it does not look like the sure thing it did.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Rangers legend rules out returning

Despite generous odds of 40/1, Graeme Souness remains adamant he is not interested in taking the reins back over at Ibrox, or indeed in any management position.

The 64-year football legend, who broke Rangers supporters’ hearts in ’91 when he left Govan for Anfield, has admitted while it was a mistake to do so, nothing could persuade him to return to football management, citing that ‘player power’, the ‘modern game’ and his ‘personality’ all factor in his refusal to take a role in that capacity again.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

A 'free pass' at Ibrox

One of the biggest debating points when a team appoints a new manager, or is on the verge of doing so, is how long to give the new man before forming genuine opinions about their chances of success.

When Rangers appointed Mark Warburton, we were all extremely happy and appeared justified in that with his first two months in charge. It was not till he got tactically out-thought by both Dumbarton then destroyed by St Johnstone inside four days that the doubts crept in.

When his successor was named as Pedro Caixinha, many fans knew it was the wrong man from the start. And while his debut v Hamilton went well enough, it became apparent even during his second match (that dismal draw at home to then-bottom feeding Motherwell) that those doubts were well-founded.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Pedro Caixinha's agent makes extraordinary claim

While Rangers’ search for a new manager is underway in earnest, a surprise spanner has been thrown in the works with the claim, indirectly, that ex-boss Pedro Caixinha is still technically Rangers manager.

The Portuguese was dismissed last week following a wretched spell in Govan, but his agent this morning has claimed that his client is unable to pursue other avenues of employment because Rangers have failed to finalise severance, meaning, for now, the contract still holds.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Could Rangers consider 42-year old outsider?

When Rangers last lost their manager in February, fans rallied for the likes of Derek McInnes, Alex McLeish, Tommy Wright and even Uncle Walter to come in, steady the ship, and bring Rangers back to the surface.

As it turned out, the diabolical Pedro Caixinha was chosen instead, in a disgraceful piece of neglect and risk taking that has cost Rangers dearly.

Did SPL star know the truth about Pedro Caixinha?

When (current) Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes announced star midfielder Kenny McLean was not to sign a new deal and would be leaving Pittodrie in the summer, it was met with surprise in some quarters.

Not that he was leaving, but that McInnes not only announced it without a great deal of regret, and that he even mentioned selling the lad was not out of the question.

Friday, 27 October 2017

The systemic failure which cost Rangers over two years

So we have all had around 24 hours to digest the news that the Rangers board have finally indirectly owned up to their colossal failure earlier this year and given Pedro his marching orders.

We at Ibrox Noise opposed this appointment from the start, and we must say it was a feeling shared by a significant portion of the fanbase.

We wanted to be wrong, all of us – we needed to be, but when we sift through the wreckage of the various calamities furnished upon us by the Portuguese, it really looks like it is close to the worst Old Firm appointment in history.

Rangers chief makes startling admission about decision

Rangers’ non-executive Alistair Johnston has today effectively admitted the sacking of Pedro Caixinha was indicative of a mistake of an appointment in the first place, or, in his words, an ‘institutional failure’, which is more or less the same thing.

The 69 year old ex-chairman was unofficially part of the divided board (he did not formally get ratified till June) which appointed Caixinha, but our understanding is he was one of the members who ultimately was against the Portuguese’s signature, and if anyone can be listened to regarding the disaster, it is he.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Rangers should restore 63-year old axed ruthlessly by ex-manager

With goalkeeping coach Jose Belman exiting Ibrox along with the rest of his Portuguese colleagues, is there a strong case for a return for one of Rangers’ most loyal servants over the past 30 years?

Jim Stewart was one of the first casualties of the diabolical Caixinha regime, the reliable 63 year old Rangers stalwart whose duties at Ibrox were part of the fabric of the place, and he was as appalled as anyone at being cut out in the manner he was.

Rangers confirm surprise assistant manager

In a slight surprise at Ibrox, the predicted managerial replacement team of Graeme Murty and Kenny Miller is only half right, with the interim coach indeed making his way from the youths to take the seniors till a permanent manager is found.

But the rumours of Kenny Miller as his assistant were slightly wide of the mark, as Fin Jonatan Johansson keeps the role while the entire Portuguese management team is ousted along with Caixinha.

Pedro sacking: this one is on the board - last chance saloon guys

So with Pedro Caixinha finally gone from Ibrox, attention turns to his replacement.

Actually, no it does not.

Attention must first of all turn to Rangers’ board who appointed this absolutely awful manager against the wishes of just about every Rangers fan, staff member and legend associated with the club.

Rangers’ board have now made two absolutely appalling managerial appointments, and on this occasion it has cost the club not only potentially millions in the pay off, but more valuably time.

BANNED - who's who of the axed Ibrox loyal

So after this morning’s breaking news that Lee Wallace and Niko Kranjcar have joined the list of players banned from Ibrox, it is worth having a look at an entire rogue’s gallery of players who have fallen foul of Rangers’ (outgone) manager Pedro Caixinha to this date.

Clint Hill:

While Hill has subsequently said he was treated well by being given the respect of being told in person he was axed, nevertheless to this day the veteran stopper was never given public grace by either Pedro or indeed the club, and he was just cut out, without any goodbye at all. It was poor.

Pedro to be fired this afternoon - reports

According to reports, Rangers’ board are set to have a meeting this afternoon at which Pedro Caixinha’s Ibrox future is to be decided.

The absolute circus of the past month beginning with Kenny Miller’s exile has escalated out of control, and Rangers’ chiefs are said to be finally discussing the situation and ‘making a decision’, presumably.

Pedro Caixinha is now disgracing the Rangers name

As Ibrox Noise sadly brought you a few days ago, Lee Wallace has become the latest victim of the torture of Ped the ‘Ted’.

After speaking his mind and defending Kenny Miller, as every rightful Bear should, Wallace was banned from attending last night’s dismal atrocity against rock-bottom Killie, along, strangely, with Niko Kranjcar.

Naturally Kenny Miller himself was also banned.

Ten times the money and double the time - half the results

While us long-suffering Rangers fans continue to pore over the wreckage of Sunday’s capitulation at the hands of Motherwell and last night's dismal Killie draw, there is a matter of fact which Ibrox Noise has alluded to regarding the Steelmen's manager Steve Robinson, and which appears to have been completely ignored by Pedro Caixinha’s staunchest supporters.

Now, before we continue, I am miles off comparing Rangers’ standards with Motherwell, we expect more than Fir Park’s finest do, but that, ironically, is half the point behind my argument.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Jack sees red (again) as Rangers wilt (again)

Another Rangers match, yet more chaos. In truth Rangers were not absolutely 100% horrible tonight, although not far off, but once again another opponent bullied us and deserved their point.

Sadly this has become the norm for Rangers now – to play like this, fail to take chances, and lose discipline.

Ryan Jack has had enough chances now – he is not a silly boy with lots to learn, he is an experienced pro who has not delivered on the pitch anywhere near enough to compensate for his new hobby of picking up red cards.