Rangers to make major announcement - reliable journalist
By Alex Stevens
Rangers are set to announce the appointment of Pedro Caixinha as their new manager, according to a reliable journalist.
The Scottish Sun chief football correspondent Robert Grieve took to Twitter early on Saturday afternoon to give an update on the club’s pursuit of the little known Portugese.
It has been widely reported in recent days that Rangers are close to unveiling the 46-year-old as the permanent successor to Mark Warburton.
Grieve claimed on his personal Twitter account that the Scottish giants will confirm the arrival of Caixinha “within the next hour”.
Expect Rangers to confirm Pedro Caixinha as their new manager within the next hour. @scotsunsport
— Robert Grieve (@robert_grieve) March 11, 2017
Rangers agreed a deal with Qatari side Al Gharafa on Thursday for the Portuguese coach to move to Ibrox, and he is expected to sign a contract on Saturday after jetting to Glasgow Airport from Dubai at midday.
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A Rangers fan uploaded an image that showed Caixinha on the flight from the Middle East.
Television images showed a crowd had gathered to welcome Caixinha to Scotland, but he managed to avoid them before making a quick exit.
The Scottish Sun claim the incoming Ibrox manager has agreed terms for three trusted and key coaches to come with him from Qatari club Al-Gharafa to Glasgow.
It is said that he is ready to bring his long-term assistant coach Helder Baptista, fitness coach Pedro Malta and goalkeeping coach Jose Belman to Rangers.
Caixinha is not expected to be in the dugout for Sunday’s Scottish Premiership clash with Celtic, as caretaker manager Graeme Murty prepares to remain at the helm for a sixth match while the new man watches from the stands.
Rangers have turned their attention to Caixinha in a bid to narrow the gap on Celtic, who are 33 points clear of their bitter rivals this season as they close in on a sixth consecutive title.
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