As Rangers keep working on finding a new manager for the club, the rumours saying Pedro Caixinha could be their man are only growing.
Today it’s the Daily Record who are saying the Portuguese boss is in the lead to take over at Ibrox, as the Glasgow side think they could convince him to give up on his big wages in Qatar and help the fight against Celtic.
Mark Warbuton left Rangers after failing to get them firing on all cylinders in the Scottish PremierShip, with Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic more than 30 points ahead. Rangers have had problems scoring goals and whilst Celtic have Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair at the top of the scoring charts, their Glasgow rivals have Kenny Miller on 6.
Indeed the combined goals of Miller, Joe Garner and Martyn Waghorn only reach one more than Dembele’s 15 goals.
Positive news came from Portugal last night, with A Bola giving a short update on Caixinha’s situation and a possible move to Rangers.
After reporting the claims from the British press, the Portuguese outlet recalls that the manager has been much linked to a job in the Middle East and in Mexico, where he’s previously worked.
But Rangers and taking over from Mark Warburton would be seen as a good possibility because Caixinha will not close the doors to offers from Europe, as long as the club show they can fight for titles.
It’s that fight for titles that could prove a problem, with Rodger’s Celtic so far out in front of Rangers’ current level.
A Bola describe the interest as ‘tempting’ for the manager, who has been working in Qatar for over an year now. Caixinha has already been linked to the Rangers in 2015, but reportedly decided not to join the club after they failed to achieve promotion to the Scottish Premiership.