Deal all but done: New Rangers arrival on standby as final details ironed out - Sky
By Alex Stevens
Rangers are close to appointing Pedro Caixinha as their new manager, according to a report.
Sky Sports claim on their website that the Scottish giants are ironing out the final details of the deal for the little known Portugese to become their new manager.
It is said that Caixinha, 46, is on standby in the Middle East on Tuesday night waiting for the green light to fly to Glasgow and seal his move from Qatari side Al-Gharafa.
Sky Sports report that Caixinha is now waiting for the approval of the Al-Gharafa president Sheikh Jassim bin Thamer Al Thani before signing terms and taking up his new role.
Rangers and the manager’s camp are confident that, barring any late hitches, an agreement will be reached for the No1 target of the board to be appointed the successor to Mark Warburton.
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Caixinha wants to be confirmed as the permanent replacement for Warburton in time for the Light Blues’ next game, the Old Firm derby against Celtic at Parkhead next Sunday.
However, he is unlikely to be in the dugout for the landmark clash, as he is expected to watch what will no doubt be a fiercely contested encounter from the stands.
Rangers have set their sights on Caixinha as they overhaul their management structure in the wake of a wretched campaign that has left them 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 last Wednesday.
Rangers Under-20s coach Murty has overseen the club’s last five matches, which have yielded three wins and two defeats.