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.