Pedro Caixinha makes emphatic decision on Rangers senior man - report
By Dominic Toner
Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has axed Jim Stewart from his backroom staff, according to a report.
The Daily Record claim that the 63-year-old will have no future at Ibrox and his 10-year spell with the Scottish giants will come to an end.
It is understood that goalkeeper coach Stewart has been told he no longer has a place with the Gers and his involvement in the Scotland set-up is believed to have played a part in the decision.
The report details that Caixinha demands round-the-clock attitudes from all of his staff and breaks away for international duty is less than ideal.
Caixinha has begun his tenure as the new Rangers manager and will take charge of his first game against Hamilton on Saturday.
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He will be experiencing his first taste of British football and has moved from Qatar club Al-Gharafa.
The new boss is tasked with helping the Gers compete at the top-end of the table and they must bridge the 33-point gap to the runaway leaders Celtic.
Rangers proved during Graeme Murty’s last match as caretaker manager that they can challenge the Bhoys, with a spirited 1-1 draw away to them on Sunday.
Clint Hill managed to score an 87th minute equaliser for the visitors and Caixinha will be hoping to build on their result, but seems intent on bring a new-look at Ibrox.
In other Rangers news, John Hartson has issued a brutal response to a club’s fan who has a pop at him.