Rangers

By James Black

Rangers legend Barry Ferguson insists his old side need to appoint a manager who “knows what it’s all about” after sacking Pedro Caixinha on Thursday.

Caixinha was dismissed after Rangers fell to fourth place in the Scottish Premiership following Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock.

The 46-year-old was only appointed in March, however results hadn’t been good enough and the Rangers board felt it was time for a change.

An early European exit to Progres Niederkorn, a 5-1 Old Firm defeat and a handful of other shocking results sealed Caixinha’s fate as the shortest-tenured manager of the club in 145 years.

Ferguson thinks the Gers need to bring in someone who knows the club and the expectation that comes with managing such a huge institution.

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“I just want somebody who knows the club and the expectations,” Ferguson said as quoted by BBC Sport on their live blog about Caixinha’s sacking on Thursday [03:57pm].

“I want someone who knows what it’s all about to play and manage Rangers, and can get that hunger and desire back into the team.

“The next appointment has got to be right.”

Former captain Ferguson had two trophy-laden spells with the Ibrox giants and lifted five Scottish titles, five Scottish Cups and five Scottish League Cups during his two spells with the club.

Graeme Murty will take interim charge of the Gers for the second time this year and will e in the dugout on Saturday when they face Hearts at Murrayfield.

The Light Blues could seem themselves slide further down the table if they don’t get a result against Craig Levein’s side at the home of Scottish Rugby.

In other Rangers news, Caixinha delivered a four-word response when asked about his job at Ibrox before Thursday’s report about his sacking.

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