As reported by The Daily Record, Rangers’ quest for a new manager appears to be coming to a head with the front runner Pedro Caixinha apparently willing to do whatever it takes to take charge at Ibrox.
Rangers’ urgent need for a new boss has lessened slightly following some good results under Graeme Murty but they still need to move quickly so any new manager has as much time as possible before the new season to assess how to take the club forward.
According to The Record, the man Rangers chiefs want at Ibrox is Portuguese manager Pedro Caixinha and it seems the feeling is mutual.
Caixinha is reportedly willing to pay up to £300,000 of his own money to secure his release from his current contract at Qatari side Al-Gharafa and take charge of the Gers as soon as possible. The prospective boss is said to be very keen to begin his reign before the side travel to Celtic Park next week for the massive derby.
Caixinha may be far from a household name but he has a lot of experience as a coach, assistant manager and manager behind him with spells in Portugual, Greece, Romania, Saudi Arabia and Qatar behind him.
He found his greatest success as manager of Santos Laguna, winning the league and cup there while also guiding them to the final of the CONCACAF Champions League.
While he may not be raised on a diet of Scottish football, that may be no bad thing with a fresh perspective needed at Ibrox to help bring them to where they want to be; challenging Celtic.
Besides, it’s clear from the latest reports in The Daily Record that he’s just as passionate about managing Rangers than any more familiar name would be.