Kirk Broadfoot: Rangers can't lose if manager appointed before Celtic game
By Danny Wright
Former Rangers player Kirk Broadfoot believes that the club will be in a no-lose situation if Pedro Caixinha is appointed as manager at Ibrox before the Celtic game on Sunday.
Sky Sports reported that the board are close to appointing the Portuguese manager and will finalise his deal ahead of the Old Firm derby.
Broadfoot, who played for the Light Blues between 2007 and 2012, has hinted that he thinks it’s the best time for the club to bring in a new manager.
“I don’t think Rangers can lose if Caixinha is in the job on Sunday,” said Broadfoot to the Scottish Sun. “If he wins at Celtic Park in his first match in charge, he’ll be an instant hero.
“If he loses, it’s the result that everyone expects and he can say honestly he’s only had a few days to prepare with the players.”
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Rangers have been looking for a manager to replace Mark Warburton after he left the club in controversial circumstances in February.
Graeme Murty has since taken temporary charge of the club and has won three of his five games in charge.
Despite helping the club progress to the Scottish Cup semi-final, where Rangers will face Celtic again, Murty has lost two of his three league games as caretaker manager which has left Gers six points behind second-placed Aberdeen.
Broadfoot is currently playing for Rotherham in the English Championship but has only featured four times for the club this season.
He made 111 appearances for the Gers in all competitions during his five year stay at Ibrox.
The 32-year-old centre-back also has four caps for Scotland and scored one goal for his country in a 2-1 win against Iceland in a World Cup qualifier in 2008.
The Rotherham defender also had spells with St Mirren and Blackpool.
In other Rangers news, the club are eyeing up a move for an international defender.