Chris Sutton: Rangers must take this drastic action to finish above Aberdeen and Hibernian
By Danny Wright
Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes that Rangers must sack manager Pedro Caixinha if they want to finish above Aberdeen and Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership this season.
The Light Blues have had a very mixed start to the 2017/18 campaign having beaten Motherwell before being stunned in defeat to newly promoted Hibernian at Ibrox last weekend.
Caixinha took charge of the Glaswegians in March following the acrimonious exit of Mark Warburton, but results so far have suggested that the club has made little progress despite undergoing a major overhaul in the summer.
Sutton, 44, has praised Dave King for his leadership of Rangers this summer, as well as a couple of the new signings that have been made, but he ultimately points the finger at Caixinha for the “turmoil” they find themselves in.
When asked if he thinks that Rangers have what it takes to finish above Aberdeen and Hibernian, Sutton was shown on BT Sport Football’s official Twitter account as suggesting drastic action is needed: “If they change manager, yes.
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“I like the signing of Graham Dorrans, I like the signing of [Bruno] Alves, whatever you say about Dave King, he backed the club in the summer.
“I just think if you’re in charge now you see the way the coaching staff are conducting themselves. I think they need to make a decision – the club is in turmoil.”
Will Rangers finish above Hibs and Aberdeen? ????
"If they change manager, yes." ????
Chris Sutton isn't convinced by Pedro Caixinha… pic.twitter.com/ny0hHWv5wH
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) August 19, 2017
Rangers finished third in the Scottish Premiership last season, behind fierce rivals Celtic and Aberdeen, but Neil Lennon’s Hibernian have come up and won both of their opening games of the season and are now being touted to finish above the lacklustre Gers.
Caixiha will no doubt be hoping to get his side back into winning ways on Saturday when they welcome managerless Hearts to Ibrox.