Chris Sutton: This is what Pedro Caixinha should do during Rangers clash with Celtic
By Amir Mir
Chris Sutton has stated that if he was incoming Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha then he wouldn’t sit in the dugout for the Old Firm clash on Sunday.
Qatari club Al-Gharafa confirmed on their official Twitter account on Thursday that they have granted Caixinha permission to join the Gers.
As a result, the Portuguese could be in the dugout when Rangers travel to Parkhead to take on the unbeaten Hoops in a Scottish Premiership clash at the weekend.
The managerless club have already suffered three defeats at the hands of their rivals this season, all under the stewardship of Mark Warburton.
Former Premier League striker Sutton has questioned why Caixinha would want to start with a defeat if he decided to begin his managerial reign against Celtic.
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“Why would he want to sit in the dugout?” Sutton asked about Caixinha on BT Sport. “Celtic are by far the stronger side. Why would you want that on your CV (a defeat)? Put yourself under that pressure. He cannot change a lot of things this season. Don’t let him go back of a hiding.”
Mark Warburton left his post at Ibrox in February when the club confirmed that he had resigned from his job.
However, the Englishmen has since denied these claims with academy coach Graeme Murty taking charge of first-team duties since.
The under-20 coach was in the dugout for the last game when he guided his side to a 6-0 win against Hamilton in the Scottish Cup.
But, the former defender will face an even tougher test on Sunday with Brendan Rodgers men yet to be beaten on the Scottish domestic circuit this season.
In other Rangers news, Stan Collymore has stated his prediction for the Old Firm clash.