Caixinha will raise eyebrows among Rangers fans with bizarre comments about Nemane
By Harry Sykes
Pedro Caixinha has suggested that Rangers new boy Aaron Nemane has only been signed as a back-up to Josh Windass.
The Ibrox manager praised Nemane, 19, after he was signed from Manchester City this week on loan until January.
But Caixinha will have raised eyebrows among supporters as he bizarrely explained the qualities of the new arrival and how he intends to use him.
Caixinha spoke for the first time about his tenth summer recruit, whose signing was engineered by new director of football Mark Allen, at a press conference ahead of Sunday’s away clash with Ross County.
“Aaron Nemane is a very gifted player who can play in both wide areas,” Caixinha said, as quoted by the official Rangers Twitter account.
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“He can create space that isn’t existing in that moment.
“He is quick and aggressive, and gives us an option when players like Josh [Windass] aren’t available.”
PC: He is quick & aggressive. He gives us an option out wide when players like Josh aren’t available.
— Rangers FC (@RangersFC) August 25, 2017
Supporters will be perplexed that the manager regards Nemane as only a back-up to Windass, whose performances in a new wide role this season have drawn much criticism.
The 23-year-old has divided opinion since moving to Ibrox 12 months ago, and that has continued to be the case since being moved from a central role to wide left this season.
Many fans will regard Windass as a temporary solution, rather than the first-choice one that Caixinha suggests.
Nemane and Windass will come into the reckoning for Rangers’ next match at Ross County.
In other Rangers news, Caixinha has destroyed a 26-year-old player on the Ibrox books.