'Nothing short of shambolic' - Kris Boyd slams Caixinha after Rangers victory
By Abigail Withey
Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd has slammed Pedro Caixinha after the Light Blues boss reportedly accused his home-based players of not welcoming foreign players into the squad.
The Daily Record recently revealed that Caixinha had pointed the blame at a number of players for not making him or a number of players from oversees feel at home at Ibrox.
The Light Blues brought in a large number of new signings over the summer transfer window but the recent recruits haven’t helped the Gers to contend closely enough with Glasgow rivals Celtic for the top spot in the table.
Caixinha was then criticised on Friday evening after he axed centre-forward Kenny Miller from his squad which faced Hamilton, but Boyd believes that decision was to prove his authority at the club.
“I always talk about the two Rs when judging managers — recruitment and results — and Caixinha’s have been nothing short of shambolic,” the former Rangers player wrote in his column for the Scottish Sun.
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“Yet no one has been talking about that over the last week. For me, Caixinha has taken on Miller as the biggest name at Ibrox to try and convince everyone he’s a tough guy.
“But Gers fans need to see through that. There was also the things he said to the home-based players about showing more togetherness with the foreign players.
“But if Caixinha expects the red carpet he’s kidding himself on.”
The decision to leave Miller out of the squad was a risky one, but didn’t stop the Light Blues from securing a strong win over Hamilton.
Rangers sit in third position in the Scottish Premiership standings behind Celtic and Aberdeen, who both have a game in hand, on 14 points after securing their 4-1 win over Martin Canning’s side.
In other Rangers news, Charlie Nicholas believes that Caixinha will be axed by the Gers.