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Portuguese pens three-year deal

Rangers name Caixinha as new manager

Pedro Caixinha
Pedro Caixinha: observer at Celtic Park

Rangers have appointed Pedro Caixinha as their new manager, the Portuguese having signed a contract tying him to the club until 2020.

The former Sporting Lisbon, Panathinaikos and Rapid Bucharest No. 2 put pen to paper on a three-year deal and vowed to bring the glory days back to Ibrox.

“I know there is a lot of hard work ahead and I assure all our fans that I will do all I can to provide a winning and entertaining Rangers team,” said the 46-year-old.

“Rangers is a name that is known worldwide and I am looking forward to forging a positive relationship with supporters and meeting the playing squad and staff at the club

“This club has a great history and tradition and I am proud to follow in the footsteps of legendary Rangers managers like Walter Smith, Graeme Souness and Jock Wallace.”

Caixinha arrives in Govan having recently coached Qatar Stars League side Al-Gharafa.

Under-20s coach Graeme Murty has been filling in since the departure of Mark Warburton and will remain in the dugout for tomorrow’s Premiership meeting with Celtic at Parkhead.

Caixinha will begin working with the first-team squad on Monday.

Rangers Managing Director Stewart Robertson said: “We compiled a shortlist of high-quality candidates for the position but we knew after our initial meeting with Pedro that he was the right man to take this club forward.

“He is a man of great experience and authority and the Board has no doubt he will help us achieve our long-term goals.”

Having filled the managerial vacancy, the Glasgow giants are also closing in on a new Director of Football, with an announcement expected shortly.





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