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    Why am I picturing Jonathan Watson doing his impression of Gordon Strachan while reading this!??
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    The clamor that people on here have McInnes honestly makes me unwell.
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    ‪ https://rangers-culture.com/2017/03/07/who-is-pedro-caixinha-the-lowdown-on-rangers-new-manager/amp/‬ Many Rangers fans will be unfamiliar with potential new manager Pedro Caixinha so we had a chat with Mexican Football expert and Liga MX ESPN Correspondent Tom Marshall to get the lowdown on the 46-year-old. Tom covered Pedro during his successful 2 season in Mexico as manager of Santos Laguna. What kind of manager is Pedro Caixinha, what are his philosophies? Studious, meticulous in preparation, hands on in training and ambitious. I’d also say he is pragmatic when it comes to style. He is results-focused. Caixinha’s Santos Laguna side tended to be less concerned with possession – like most teams are in Mexico – and more focused on hitting the opposition in transitions with pace, although I wouldn’t like to say he’d necessarily play that way with Rangers. Caixinha has learned from Carlos Queiroz and Jose Mourinho and follows the tactical periodization methodology of Victor Frade. The style Caixinha would implement will likely depend on the players at his disposal. He’ll be very aware of what the club means after studying in Scotland. When he came to Mexico he read Octavio Paz’s “Labyrinth of Solitude” to help him better understand Mexican culture. Caixinha will know what he is getting himself into if he gets the Rangers job. What are his main strengths/weaknesses? Caixinha is shrewd tactically, prepares his teams very well and is clearly obsessed with achieving big things. He has studied English, picked up Spanish very quickly in Mexico and has sacrificed a lot in his personal life to make it as a manager, despite not being a big-name player. However, he didn’t always have a great relationship at times with Santos fans, other managers in Mexico and some of the press. Basically, Caixinha isn’t afraid to speak his mind and some in Mexico didn’t take kindly to him rocking the boat. He was sent off a couple of times for losing it on the bench after refereeing decisions. Could you summarise his achievements in Mexico? Santos (Laguna) reached the semifinal in three of the five tournaments he was here and they were crowned champions once. That was despite experienced players like Oribe Peralta, Oswaldo Sanchez and Juan Pablo Rodriguez, as well as Colombian Darwin Quintero, all leaving the club in that period. Aside from that, his methodology and level of preparation were very new in Mexico. For example, he never repeated a training session in almost three years at the club. It was almost like Arsene Wenger coming to England and gradually changing the culture, although obviously Caixinha wasn’t in Mexico long enough to have the same impact. Whats his record like in the transfer market? Very good. Santos sold big-name players and brought in Argentines like Agustin Marchesin, Carlos Izquierdoz and Diego “Pulpo” Gonzalez and went on to become champion. He used his connections in Portugal to sign the relatively unknown Cape Verde international Djaniny, who was a key player in the title run. What type of football does he like to play? Honestly, I wouldn’t like to say how his Rangers team will play. As I understand Caixinha’s philosophy, it will largely depend on the players at his disposal. His Santos team had a physically strong core and were rapid on the wings, picking teams off on the counter – Santos won the Clausura 2015 final 1st leg 5-0 – but only had 38 percent possession. Make no mistake though, he’ll have a firm idea of what he wants to implement and won’t be wishy-washy about it. How does he handle the media? Caixinha comes to press conferences prepared and often with a message he wants to get across. In Mexico, he once brought a list of examples of how refereeing decisions had benefited Club America and read them out one by one. I miss having him in Mexico because he got debates going and was a straight-talker. He went against the grain and is clearly intelligent. Rangers fans will enjoy his passion. Comparisons have been made with Mourinho, in what way are they similar? Pragmatist, work ethic, coaching methodology, ambition and high level of confidence in own abilities. How far can he go in the game? If he can tame his fiery temper a touch and not get into as much trouble with the authorities, Caixinha has the background to do very well. There is no doubt he’ll see reeling in Celtic as the central challenge at Rangers. From there, he’ll be keen to make a mark in European competition. With the way Portuguese managers are so in vogue at the moment, it’d be no surprise to see him at Porto, Sporting or Benfica, in the Premier League or in La Liga five years from now. What he lacks at the moment is a proven track record in Europe.
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    I'd rather him than the other names mentioned, fills me with more confidence than Wright, McInnes or Rowatt. More than willing to give him a chance, just because we don't know much about him doesn't make him shite. If the board are forking out compensation and a decent wage, then he must have something about him.
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    The thing that impresses me is, here is a guy just plodding along in life in the sun with no hassle,and with a reputed £2 mil a year contract and he is prepared to chuck it away to come and give it a go. He will have my support regardless of who I wanted.
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    If the guy (Wilson) doesn't want to come here then fuck him,said it before that we need people who are going to be committed.
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    Back on topic - Fuck these wean molesting, rat catching, paedophile harbouring, terrorist loving tarrier fuckpigs. Mon the fucking Sons of William.
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    Ma old man just text me and said one game Pedro managed ended 0-0 and he made the players come to training on bikes for a week Doubt it's true but funny all the same
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    It's bizarre that we went from sitting about fourth in the league and getting humped out the league cup by a then first division St Johnstone to being in the UEFA Cup Final in less than 18 months and some people still think we should have given PLG more time
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    Not surprised. Anyone that stalls, hums and haws like he's apparently been doing, isn't up for it.
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    Why? So he can get us put out off of some Kazakhstan mob like he did last year?
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    Interesting reading back from the start of this up till today. Many start with the FDB type being a must appointment as this has to be the biggest appointment in many years but as time has gone on and we have bounced from name to name here we are with this Pedro character. Now if his name was mentioned at the start with FDB you could imagine the reaction from many. There is a resigning feeling that we just have to get on with it now and accept this is who we will have so support and pray it all works out. This was my biggest fear at the start of all of this, not for one minute was I taken in by the FDB mince loads seemed to think was a goer…this board don’t have it in them to make an appointment or statement like that sadly. So realistically it was McInnes, McLeish and this guy amongst a few others that were always the pickings from the men in charge. Just about as impressive and ambitious as our transfer dealings the past few seasons. We all hope it will work out but unless something mental happens like King coming into millions or investors I doubt much will be changing.
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    See, I'd rather shit on my hands and clap than hear that. Please, get in touch with a carer.
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    Shows you that it doesn't take 3-4 years to build a decent team as well.
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    TBF @The Dudetold us this about 48hrs ago
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    We've made a rip roaring cunt of this whole process but it's now time to get behind Pedro..
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    The vast majority of us Rangers fans know nothing of Pedro Caixinha, yet talk as if they have first hand knowledge of him. So I ask: why him? why is his name in the frame out of hundreds of coaches world wide. Someone has seen something, told something or what, to have his name put forward.... it's interesting times I think, very interesting and I can't help but get a bit of a semi for this - only because it's so bonkers it might actually be a fucking stroke of genius... but hey what the fuck do I know - only that my glass is half full
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    Everybody one more time... RUNNING JUST AS FAST AS WE CAN
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    Robertson at the start of this fucking debacle: "... our next manager will be someone who understands that defeat can never be acceptable. Rangers is synonymous with winning and we will select a manager who is also a winner". Stats from his Transfermarkt profile suggest otherwise: Al-Gharafa average 1.53 points per game Santos average 1.64 points per game Nacional average 1.51 points per game Leiria average 1 point per game I dont really know if the above constitutes good or bad. Given the market that we are most probably operating in, we are probably unlikely to expect much better than this. Is the standard in Mexico any less than that of the Championship down south for example? Garry Monk averages 1.88 ppg with Leeds since taking over, but is it more of an achievement to win a title in Mexico than it is to take Leeds to promotion candidates? As @The Godfather says above, I cannot imagine that had this guy's name been mentioned at the outset, there would be anything other than outrage. The board have either directly (see intentionally) or indirectly managed to successfully manage our expectations WAY down, to the point where a guy that not one single fucking Rangers fan had heard of, is now being seen as a positive move. He is a complete unknown quantity, and in light of Robertson's grand claims about how we are close to appointing a proven winner, i think it's safe to say that several bears will be feeling short changed on this one. it is just fucking weird. no two ways about it.
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    Would our press conference not be moved anyway due to playing on a Sunday, rather than Saturday? Press conferences are usually held 2 days before the game. Wouldn't read too much into it being switched to Friday, sound like the press are grasping at straws with this one.
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    If Rangers offer you a job and you take nearly 2 weeks to think it over then knock it back you are NOT worth bothering about.
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    A complete shambles from start to finish. Amateurs running the club and as for level 5, get them right in the bin.
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    EXCLUSIVE But we knew about it days ago
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    We got rid of the anguish emoji and brought this shit show in?
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    fuck that britney spears gif and whoever created it
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    You'll never get this ya jakey cunts
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    300k bonus and he's giving it up to manage Rob Kiernan and Philippe Senderos
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    @ScotlandSky RANGERS LATEST | Sky sources: Pedro Caixinha awaiting clearance from Al-Gharafa President Sheikh Jassim Al-Thani to join #Rangers
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    No because Walter Smith handed Ally fucking McCoist the job when he left. I don't listen to managers opinions on other managers because even the most intelligent, talented and respected managers talk pish when it comes to bigging up their fellow managers. On another note, he didn't - he actually said on record the other day McInnes is the man. Which raises an interesting point to flip it - am I still a diddy for saying I want McInnes as manager? after all "Sir Walter" said he's his choice too the other day ... don't all rush in with the honest replies now.
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    A hope to fuck everyone in the Rangers end knows the words to the chorus they will fucking spew
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    To be fair mate even though I think he'll be a disaster I can't judge him with this shower of crap - he needs funds to bring in his own team and players that can play the way he wants however he could hit the ground running and get these players looking great so he's in a no lose position initially anyway.
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    No it's arguably a far higher standard. Caixinha won more with Santos Laguna in 3 year than McInnes has in his entire career as a manager
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    Nothing says 'fucking into these bastards' more than Tina Turner and Adele.
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    Sometimes changing a manager during a campaign does not end in disaster, just saying
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    I've been thinking this for a while. We've been out of the game for years and Hertz we're out of it for a good couple so there was no other team to challenge and somebody's got to finish second. I don't think McInnes has done anything impressive, they've just been the least shit.
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    Doesn't matter who it is, if king and his pals don't invest we are fucked regardless.
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    Canny get excited about this at all.
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