Caixinha accuses Rangers players of not listening to him

As reported by The Daily Record, Pedro Caixinha is facing squad disharmony at Rangers surrounding his summer schedule and the team’s inability to follow his instructions.

What’s the story?

The soul searching continues at the Gers this week as they find themselves in between two mammoth ties against Celtic, with little scope for victory. After losing to the Hoops on Sunday, they face Brendan Rodgers’ team in just two days time and it seems as if all is not well in the Light Blues camp.

The Daily Record reckon the manager’s decision to resume pre-season training on June 1st has caused unhappiness amongst the players, most notably Lee Wallace and Joe Garner who have big wedding plans this summer.

What’s more, The Record report that Caixinha has had to blast his players for deliberately not following his instructions on the pitch in Sunday’s match against Celtic. That’s quite the accusation and if true does not bode well for the weeks and months ahead under the Portuguese.

A Daily Record source said:

It’s been a stormy few days that’s for sure. Most of the guys had already got their holidays booked up for after the Scottish Cup Final on May 27. After being told by the previous manager they would not be expected back until June 12 they thought they’d get a couple of weeks off to rest and relax in the sun with their families after a long season. Let’s just say there have been a great deal of unhappy faces around the place and that includes the manager after Sunday’s performance.

One’s thing for sure though, if they manage to upset Celtic this Saturday at Ibrox, smiles would return to everyone at the club.

The problem is, is it an impossible goal?