So Glasgow Rangers have finally announced the new man in charge at Ibrox recently here is all you need to know about the Portuguese boss Pedro Caixinha.
Pedro started his youth career in the 84/85 season with Zona Azul,where the club sent him out on loan to Desportivo Beja,he returned to parent club Zona a year later before moving on to Ferreirense for the 87/88 season.
Pedro began his senior career at back at Desportivo Beja before again moving on a year later,Pedro seemed to move around a lot in terms of playing his football and his longest stint at any club was with Serpa where he spent 3 years at the club,Pedro’s career was an unassuming one a one in which a player int ha position tends to go unnoticed apart from blunders and yes you guessed it the Rangers mans position was between the sticks.
Pedro Caixinha began his management career in his late 20’s running various youth teams,and has held numerous positions as Assistant coach to clubs such as Sporting CP, Al-Hilal, Panathinaikos, Rapid București and the Saudi Arabian National Team.Pedro finally made the jump into first team manager in the 2010/11 season with União Leiria,unfortunately 3 games into his second season in charge Pedro resigned due to alleged issues of having not been paid for several months along with playing staff.
Pedro Caixinha’s big break came however when he took charge of Santos Laguna,where he led the Torreon club to his first national tournament the Clausura and also importantly leading the side to the CONCACAF Champions League.He then left the club in August 2015 after helping guide the side to 3 major pieces of silverware. Caixinha has also had a stint in charge of Vasco Da Gama.
Pedro has a friendship with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho who said”The Rangers move would be a good one to help him develop as a coach”.Pedro Caixinha has come across very well witht the press and has said”the club need to win trophies and push for second spot this season in the SPL to get Champions League football back at Ibrox.
Pedro’s managerial career hasn’t set the world on fire and his win percentage has never been over 45%, however he won as previously stated 3 major titles with Santos Laguna which also coincides with this stat played-121,Won-54,Drew-36 and Lost 31 with a win percentage of 44.6%.
So what can Rangers expect,they will get a well drilled side and organised and will look to press high up the field and with the talent they have available to them should be looking to close down Celtics dominance next season once the manager has his ideas and work ethic instilled into the team.Forget the off field goings on and impending issues exciting times lay ahead for Rangers and ones the fans should be feeling very positive about.