Pedro Caixinha is due to Glasgow for talks with Rangers this week as his potential switch to the Scottish heavyweights rumbles on.
As Gers fans, and those with an interest in the wider picture of Scottish football, know, the Ibrox side are working hard to find a replacement for Mark Warburton. The tactician, who helped the side back up to the Premiership last term, was let go of last month and since then Graeme Murty has been in charge on a caretaker basis.
The Express claimed last week that the club had a four-man shortlist including Garry Monk, Derek McInnes, Alex McLeish and Gary Rowett, but it’s since become clear that Caixinha is a standout candidate, with the Daily Record having reported that talks have been ongoing for a while with the Al-Gharafa boss.
And now the same outlet are back on the case, revealing that the 46-year-old is set to travel to Glasgow by Wednesday at the latest for further discussions with Rangers officials.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Daily Record’s report is the potential squabble Caixinha may be about to embark on with his current club. Al-Gharafa and the Portuguese coach are attempting to negotiate an amicable parting of ways, but it’s understood that if they play hardball, they could demand that the manager gives pays up to get himself out of the last four months of his £2m-a-year contract in Qatar, with the ex-Nacional tactician thought to be willing to part with £300,000, such is his desire to switch to the Gers.
Mexican side Club America are also thought to be keen, perhaps due to his past stint in the country’s top tier with Santos Laguna.