By Richard Parks
Charlie Nicholas has claimed that Pedro Caixinha is on the verge of being sacked by Rangers.
The former Scotland international insisted that the Portugese could get his marching orders as soon as today (Friday) if the Glasgow giants fail to win at Hamilton this evening.
Caixinha promised that Rangers would be much better this campaign, but they have been unable to live up to expectations so far.
Rangers currently sit in fifth place in the Scottish Premiership table, eight points adrift of leaders Celtic, and Nicholas feels that Caixinha has made glaring errors.
Rangers lost 2-0 to Celtic in their last outing, which has increased the pressure on the Light Blues to find the winning formula quickly.
“Caixinha’s time as Rangers manager is coming to an end,” Nicholas wrote in his Express column. “There is absolutely no question about that.
“It could be after the game at Hamilton tonight or in two months, but there is no doubt we are counting down the days.
“I just can’t see how he will turn things around to survive long-term.
“His results have been poor and it sounds as if things aren’t exactly great behind the scenes in his dressing room either.
“Nothing has changed. When the pressure is on Rangers come up short. Pedro has done next to nothing to change things.
“He has learned absolutely nothing from last season and is camouflaging things.”
Rangers will climb to third in the Scottish Premiership if they beat Hamilton by two goals or more at the SuperSeal Stadium.
In other Rangers news, an ever-present has been brutally axed for the team’s clash against Hamilton.