Rangers

By James Black

Former Rangers manager Ally McCoist believes it’s too early to judge if Pedro Caixinha is on the way out as Rangers boss – but admits there has been improvement from the Gers this season.

Caixinha is coming under serious pressure after a poor start to the season by his side as they attempt to wrestle the Scottish title away from their bitter rivals.

Home defeats against Celtic and Hibs in the league, added to the Europa League defeat by Luxembourg side Progres Niederkorn, has led to some fans calling for Caixinha to be sacked.

McCoist doesn’t think it’s the time to judge Caixinha however, and believes the Rangers manager’s job has been made harder by Celtic also improving over the summer.

“I don’t know. It’s very early still.” McCoist told TalkSPORT, as quoted by the Daily Record website, when asked if Caixinha was on borrowed time as Rangers manager.

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“I believe there is an improvement in Rangers this season, but what’s going against them is that Brendan [Rodgers] has improved Celtic.”

Caixinha made 11 signings over the summer as he completely revamped he squad he inherited from Mark Warburton in March with another 12 players leaving on loan or permanently.

The Light Blues managed to bounce back to winning ways on Friday by beating Hamilton 4-1 at the SuperSeal Stadium despite going a goal down early doors.

Caixinha has led his side to a League Cup semi-final with Motherwell at Hampden next month but if results continue as they have, Caixinha may not be around to lead his side out at the national stadium.

Rumours of serious unrest in Caixinha’s squad won’t have helped matters either with Kenny Miller reported to have been banished to train with Graeme Murty’s Under-20 squad after allegedly leaking news of a behind closed doors meeting to the media.

In other Rangers team news, a Sky Sports pundit has sensationally claimed that Caixinha could be axed today.

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