Pedro Caixinha has been Rangers manager for less than a month but it’s fair to say he’s already making an impression on Scottish football, even if the perception of him is not always positive.
After winning his first match in charge against Hamilton, the new Ibrox boss has seen his side drop points against Motherwell and Kilmarnock, making tomorrow’s match against Aberdeen a must-win encounter.
Those matches have usually been preceded by some outlandish press conferences in which the Portuguese has broken from tradition and communicated in a way Scottish football supporters aren’t used to.
Whether it’s giving tactical breakdowns of the opposition or naming his starting XI 30 hours in advance, there’s been no shortage of talking points after he’s met the press.
The latest development on that front came on Friday when, as reported by The Daily Record, he spoke to the assembled media at his pre-match press conference and decided he would predict the Aberdeen starting line-up, even going so far as to hand out A4 sheets with the team on.
Needless to say it again cause a stir with Rangers fans, Celtic fans and the wider Scottish football community. They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
@Record_Sport Trip to hell!! Its Pittodrie a stadium you play football in. The guy is fast becoming a clown managing in a circus ????
— lennox (@paddy19678) April 8, 2017
@Record_Sport I like this mischievous side to him . But it's only good if the team comes good. Gonna look silly if the team continually fails
— Gordon McKinlay (@GMckinlay74) April 7, 2017
@Record_Sport if you wanted to know the team you could have asked an Aberdeen fan 5 weeks ago ????
— Stand Free (@ScottyC1314) April 7, 2017
@Record_Sport Outside of Celtic probably the most consistently picked starting line up so not really rocket science is it???? Ffs man he's not the messiah
— Dolly☝- ✋ (@StevieWhyte1874) April 7, 2017
@Record_Sport Mind the gap son, you'll be naming all your flight numbers back home shortly ????
— Colin Duffy (@TheDuffybhoy) April 7, 2017
@Record_Sport ????????????he thinks he's Mourinho!
— Lothianichenko (@KING8SING) April 7, 2017
@Record_Sport He's fast turning into a joke figure.
— Reilly1926 (@reilly1926) April 7, 2017
@Record_Sport Not tough to predict after our recent run. Won't stop the Dons smashing them up
— Frazer Gunn (@Fraz180) April 8, 2017