Ferguson: What Caixinha told me about his plan to transform Rangers during talks
By Alex Stevens
Barry Ferguson has revealed that Pedro Caixinha “decides on virtually everything” at Rangers.
The Ibrox icon gave some insight into the new manager after holding talks to become his number three on Wednesday of last week.
Ferguson, 39, is one of a number of candidates with strong Rangers connections who has been interviewed by Caixinha about joining his backroom staff.
The former Rangers midfielder explained how Caixinha will be a hands-on manager who has firm ideas on how to transform the team’s fortunes.
“He’s obviously clearly got a way he wants to play,” Ferguson told BBC Radio Scotland’s Sportsound, as quoted by the BBC Sport website.
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“He plans training out. He decides on virtually everything from training, to the warm-up into the possession games.”
Caixinha was appointed the new Rangers manager earlier this month after the club paid a compensation fee to Qatari outfit Al-Gharafa.
The Portugese has insisted that a first-team coach who has excellent knowledge of Scottish football joins his backroom staff.
The BBC report that Ferguson, who resigned as Clyde manager in February, has been interviewed along with fellow former Rangers players Peter Lovenkrands, Alex Rae, Jonatan Johansson and John Brown.
“It was an interesting meeting because he’s a foreign coach with his own ideas about the way he wants to play,” Ferguson added to Sportsound.
“The meeting went fine, but I know there’s about another four or five guys been in since, so I have not heard anything since last Wednesday.”
Celtic are 33 points ahead of Rangers in the Scottish Premiership and set to win the title immediately after the international break.
Caixinha’s team are third in the table and eight points adrift of second-placed Aberdeen despite a 4-0 win in the new manager’s opening game last weekend.
In other Rangers news, one of the club’s midfielders has agreed the terms of a mammoth new deal.