By Will Butcher
Andy Walker believes manager Pedro Caixinha’s footballing CV could make him a risky appointment at Rangers.
Caixinha assumed control of the 54-time Scottish champions on Monday, after being allowed to leave Qatari club Al-Gharafa and has signed a three-year deal with the Gers.
Speaking to Sky Sports News’ Premier League Daily Show on Tuesday morning, former Celtic striker Walker claimed that the Portuguese boss is not well-equipped for the Ibrox job.
Walker believes the lack of footballing knowledge on the Gers’ board might be the reason behind the hiring of Caixinha, describing his CV as “unremarkable”.
“Caixinha has a hell of a job to pull Rangers back alongside Celtic, I think he’s got a very unremarkable CV,” Walker said. “It’s bizarre that he’s the number one choice, and it’ll be interesting to see who he brings in as an assistant.
“The Rangers board are known not to have the best footballing experience. If you listen to Caixinha, you can see why he has got the job.
“But, in footballing terms, there might have been better options out there.”
Caixinha, 46, has taken control from interim boss Graeme Murty, who has assumed his position as head of development with the Scottish giants.
A goalkeeper during his playing days, Caixinha’s biggest managerial roles include Santos Laguna in Mexico and Nacional in Portugal.
The Gers have been on the lookout for a new manager since Mark Warburton controversially left his role as manager at Ibrox, with Warburton now taking over at Nottingham Forest.
Caixinha’s first game in charge will be on Saturday, as the Gers play host to Hamilton just a fortnight after demolishing the Accies 6-0 in the quarter final of the Scottish Cup.