Caixinha willing to go to extreme lengths to be appointed new Rangers boss - report
By Harry Sykes
Pedro Caixinha is willing to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to become the next Rangers manager, according to a report.
The Daily Record claim the little known Portugese is trying to negotiate his release from his lucrative £2million-a-year contract at Qatari side Al-Gharafa.
It is said that Caixinha has four months left on his deal and club chiefs at Al-Gharafa could demand Caixinha pay up £300,000 of his own money to secure his exit.
The Daily Record claim the Ibrox giants expect that the 46-year-old will arrive in Glasgow by Wednesday for talks about taking over.
He is also wanted by Mexican outfit Club America but Caixinha’s desire to replace Mark Warburton could swing the deal for Rangers.
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Caixinha wants to be confirmed as the permanent replacement for Mark Warburton in time for their next game, the Old Firm derby against Celtic at Parkhead next Sunday.
Rangers cannot match the package on offer in the Middle East but the club’s history and traditions are said to have turned the Portugese’s head.
The Scottish Sun report that ex-Birmingham manager Gary Rowett and Derek McInnes remain on the radar if a deal with Caixinha cannot be concluded.
Nevertheless, reports have stated there is a confidence in the Rangers boardroom that they can push through a deal for the man who has emerged as their main managerial target.
The Light Blues thrashed Hamilton 6-0 in the Scottish Cup on Saturday afternoon but are 33 points adrift of the runaway Scottish league leaders Celtic, who are closing in on a sixth consecutive title.
Second-placed Aberdeen are also six points clear of Rangers, who got their league campaign back on track with a 3-2 triumph against St Johnstone at Ibrox on Wednesday night.
Rangers Under-20s coach Murty has overseen the club’s last five matches, which have yielded three wins and two defeats.