Rangers have today confirmed the appointment of Pedro Caixinha as their new manager on a three-year contract.
The 46-year-old Portuguese’s first look at his new squad will be during Sunday’s Old Firm derby against Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic, who sit a massive 24 points clear at the summit of the league standings.
Caixinha has previously managed the likes of Uniao Leiria and Nacional in Portugal, whilst also leading Mexican side Santos Laguna to the 2014 Copa MX Apertura trophy, the 2015 Liga MX Clausura title and the 2015 Campeon de Campeones trophy, plus the 2013 Concacaf Champions League final.
Under-20 coach Graeme Murty will still be in interim charge of The Gers for tomorrow’s derby clash, but Caixinha will start his new job from Monday.
So, after finally succeeding Mark Warburton, who left Ibrox back in early-February, here’s what Rangers fans had to say on Twitter about Caixinha’s arrival…
Some were delighted to see the Portuguese rubberstamp his long awaited deal…
@RangersFC BETTER THAN MOURINHO
— Izquierdowski (@izquierdowski) March 11, 2017
@RangersFC Pedros blue & white army!
— KennySmithWATP☆☆☆☆☆ (@KennyS387) March 11, 2017
@RangersFC Welcome to Rangers Pedro, best of luck to you!
— Andy Hoatson (@BoldDrew) March 11, 2017
@RangersFC welcome Pedro, wish u all the best! And I hope u bring our club back to the top where it belongs! Sitting top
— Béàñéŷ (@Beaney1872) March 11, 2017
— Daveee (@DavidMorrison09) March 11, 2017
Whereas some were fairly underwhelmed by the Portuguese’s appointment…
@RangersFC Dreadful appointment
— JGM (@JaguarGuitarMan) March 11, 2017
@RangersFC not convinced by this appointment..
— Kenny (@Jonesyy1711) March 11, 2017
@RangersFC 6 months max.
— Adrian Corbett (@Adrian_Corbett) March 11, 2017
@RangersFC not my choice far from it,but your in place now and you must receive the backing from every fan now. Over to you Pedro
— FODA O PAPA (@KingBillyII) March 11, 2017
@RangersFC who , never heard off him. Are you serious ???
— Stephen Brown (@SixFourTokyo) March 11, 2017
Caixinha’s name alone has instantaneously gained the club another overseas supporter…
@RangersFC I’m mexican, i’ll be supporting Rangers FC from now on, i’m Caixinha’s fan.
— César FB (@faviocourt) March 11, 2017
Well, here’s some optimism for Gers fans…
— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) March 11, 2017
Meanwhile one user asked whether the 46-year-old was actually brought in to shore up the defence!
@RangersFC can he play centre back?
— Adam (@AdamF_72) March 11, 2017