Ever since ex-manager Pedro Caixinha left, there has been a distinct lack of sniping about him from Rangers. While some pundits have hinted at ‘stories’ in the press, no one in any official capacity has said anything like a bad word about him, conceding no more than his appointment being a mistake. If they even went as far as that. Which it was, incidentally, a mistake. Wrong man. Wrong time.
However, it is time for the man himself to move on. Pedro Caixinha seems to be in the news every other day sniping about his Ibrox experience, discussing how bad it was and how negative it was, while even trying to smear the club as a whole.
It is in incredibly poor taste and the only reason we are bothering with this article is to try to get the message to him that we are a little fed up of his attacks on Rangers and he is starting to become an enemy of the club with such verbose nonsense. We will not sit idly by as an ex-employee tries to drag our good name through the mud.
We do not want that. We do not want any ex-manager or player to become an ‘enemy’. Some fans do see some ex-Rangers as such – they dislike what they have said in the media and their legend often gets tarnished.
But barely two months on, Pedro still has not let up with the bitterness. From calling his new club a bigger challenge than Rangers, to saying the whole thing was a ‘negative experience’, he has shown his true nature of pettiness up and made the whole ugly affair become even uglier.
Rangers made a mistake appointing him, we know this, but while we at Ibrox Noise and many in the fanbase frequently criticised Pedro’s management and knew he was the wrong appointment, we never attacked his character. We never attacked the person that he is.
For him to still be pitching insults at Rangers over six weeks on is getting old already. Whether it relates to his pre-Rangers Celtic affiliations is unclear, but the man needs to show a bit more class. Even Joey Barton only ever behaved towards us with dignity when he left, despite growing up a Celtic fan. It did not work out for the ex-Burnley man, but he showed decency since he left and such things are not forgotten.
It is about time Caixinha grew up, moved on, got on with his life at his new club, and stopped hurling unpleasantries our way.