Kris Boyd: This potential Rangers manager appointment doesn't smell right
By Will Butcher
Kris Boyd believes the appointment of manager Pedro Caixinha at Rangers would be a step in the wrong direction.
Portuguese Caixinha is currently the front runner to land the vacant Rangers job in front of Gary Rowett and interim boss Graeme Murty, according to Sky Bet.
But former Gers striker Boyd believes the appointment of Caixinha would be a poor move, claiming that his prior experience is not enough to manage a club like Rangers.
Boyd also highlighted that the 46-year-old manager is more used to technical players, something which the former Scotland international believes Rangers are lacking in.
“Caixinha to Rangers doesn’t sit quite right with me,” Boyd told the Scottish Sun. “There’s something about this potential Ibrox managerial appointment which just doesn’t smell right.
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“Other than a decent spell in Mexico his CV doesn’t exactly fill me with excitement.
“I can’t help think bringing Caixinha only demonstrates everything that’s wrong with Gers these days.
“Half the teams on there I can’t even pronounce. He will be used to working with technical players — but there’s not enough of them at Ibrox.
“I just wonder about all this. I ask myself why has Caixinha been picked from all the names mentioned in the weeks since Mark Warburton was shown the door?
“This is a coach who is on £2million net in Qatar — even more than Brendan Rodgers earns at Celtic.
“So I can’t quite work out why he would want to come to Scotland for a fraction of that wage.
“Maybe he sees it as an opportunity to make his mark in football, but I’d question if he knows what our game demands.”
The Gers are on the lookout for a new manager following the controversial departure of Mark Warburton, while Murty takes interim charge of the 54-time Scottish champions.
Currently manager of Qatari said Al-Gharafa, Caixinha has also managed in both Portugal and Mexico, while acting as an assistant manager in Romania and Greece among other countries.
The Gers have won their last two matches under interim boss Murty, with their last outing being a huge 6-0 win against Hamilton in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup on Saturday.
However, a new manager seems imminent on Ibrox, with Caixinha firm favourite to take over from former Brentford boss Waburton despite Boyd’s doubts.
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