Rangers Axe Pedro Caixinha

by Jack Kitson / 26 October 2017, 15:28

The Premier League has grabbed all the managerial headlines of late following the sackings of Craig Shakespeare (Leicester) and Ronald Koeman (Everton), but now the SPL is in the spotlight after Rangers sent Pedro Caixinha packing.

In recent weeks Caixinha had come under immense pressure following the club’s stuttering league form, while last weekend’s cup defeat to Motherwell certainly didn’t his situation.

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Then, on Wednesday night the Gers blew a 1-0 lead at home to rock-bottom Kilmarnock, leaking in a 95th minute equaliser after missing a penalty minutes before, which left the club eight points and three places off leaders Celtic after only 10 games.

The disappointing draw forced the Rangers board to come together for an unscheduled meeting on Thursday afternoon, and now Caixinha has subsequently been dumped out of Ibrox after less than eight months at the helm - 229 days to be precise, which is the second shortest spell in the club’s history after Paul Le Guen.

Assistant boss Helder Baptista and coaches Pedro Malta and Jose Belman have also followed Caixinha out of the exit door.

In total Caixinha won 14, drew four and lost eight of his 26 league and cup matches in charge.

A whole host of names have been thrown into the mix at this early stage in proceedings, including Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes, former Gers boss Alex McLeich, Billy Davies, striker Kenny Miller, and Graeme Murty.

Elsewhere, you’ll find David Moyes, Sam Allardyce and Stuart McCall all hovering in the betting.

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