Ray Wilkins backs Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha's decision, draws Mourinho comparison
By Harvey Byrne
Rangers favourite Ray Wilkins has backed Pedro Caixinha’s decision to bring in an assistant manager with knowledge of the club.
The 46-year-old Portuguese boss was appointed manager of the Ibrox giants earlier in the month following the departure of Mark Warburton in February.
Warburton’s assistant and former Gers player David Weir left the Scottish giants with the manager and it has been reported that Caixinha is now on the lookout for his own second in command with history of working for the club.
Wilkins, who played for Rangers for two tears between 1987 and 1989 has also backed this decision and has compared it to how Premier League great Jose Mourinho brought in Steve Clarke when he fist moved over to Chelsea.
“I think it is very, very important indeed. If you look at Mourinho when he took over at Chelsea down here, he appointed Steve Clarke who knew everything about Chelsea at that period,” told Wilkins, as quoted by the official Rangers website.
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“He was extremely successful and I think it is exactly the right way to go. He [Caixinha] does need to know certain things about Rangers, and from the outside, you don’t know what a fantastic football club this is, and he needs someone that knows the history and the layout of Glasgow Rangers.
“I think it is a very, very wise decision that he is making.”
Mourinho has since won the Premier League three times alongside two Serie A titles and one La Liga trophy.
He is currently manager of one of the biggest football club’s in the world in Manchester United and it is felt that if Caixinha has even half of his success then Rangers fans will be happy.
The famous Scottish side are currently a massive 33 points behind fierce rivals and table toppers Celtic and Caixinha’s first aim will be to close that gap.
In other Rangers news, here are three current Scotland internationals the Gers should sign.