By James Black

Rangers have sacked manager Pedro Caixinha after seven months in charge, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun are reporting that the Rangers board have decided a change of manager is needed after the 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock on Wednesday night left the Gers in fourth place in the Scottish Premiership.

This comes after Caixinha had earlier spoken out about his future at Ibrox, claiming that he was still in fact the Gers boss.

Caixinha replaced Mark Warburton in March but struggled to get to grips with Scottish football and suffered a series of humiliating results as Rangers boss.

Last season’s 5-1 Old Firm defeat was then topped by the Europa League knockout by Progres Niederkorn in July.

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Rangers currently sit eight points of Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic and face a trip to Edinburgh to face Hearts at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Graeme Murty is the bookies favourite to replace Caixinha with SkyBet pricing the the Gers’ Under-20 boss at 5/2 at the time of reporting.

Caixinha had a number of high-profile bust-ups with players with Harry Forrester, Rob Kiernan, Michael O’Halloran and Kenny Miller all banished from the Light Blues’ first-team squad at various stages.

The 46-year-old rebuilt his squad over the summer with 11 news faces arriving at Ibrox to replace the 12 players Caixinha shipped out.

Some of the new signings have had a decent start to life in Scotland but others have been nothing short of woeful and have contributed to Caixinha’s demise.

Confirmation is expected shortly from Rangers.

In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist has slammed Caixinha after his contradictory remarks from the Motherwell loss.

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