Professional wrestler jokingly offers to fill Rangers managerial vacancy after Caixinha axe
By James Black
Ranger have received an offer to step in and “steady the ship” from a very unlikely source – Scottish professional wrestler Grado.
The Ibrox club confirmed on Thursday afternoon that they had parted ways with Pedro Caixinha in a statement on their website.
Caixinha only lasted seven months in the role before being axed and the Rangers board will now look to find a replacement as quickly as possible for the 46-year-old.
Impact Wrestling star Grado jokingly claimed on his personal Twitter account that he could “steady the ship” by filling the Gers’ managerial vacancy, along with a picture of him conducting a recent half-time draw at Ibrox.
— GRADO (@gradowrestling) October 26, 2017
The funnyman, who also appears in BBC Scotland’s Scot Squad, is a well-known Rangers fan and some would argue he’s a more credible contender than some of the other names that have been mentioned so far.
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Bookies currently have Graeme Murty, Billy Davies, Alex McLeish and Derek McInnes as the favourites to replace Caixinha.
Murty will take charge of the side when they travel to Edinburgh to face Craig Levein’s Hearts on Saturday.
It’ll be the second time this year Murty has taken interim charge after assuming control in the wake of Mark Warburton’s resignation in February.
In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist has slammed Caixinha after his contradictory remarks from the Motherwell loss.