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8th Mar, 2017 | 4:52pm

Terms agreed: 46-year-old gets green light to join Rangers - reliable journalist

By Matt Farr

Rangers have moved one step closer to the appointment of Pedro Caixinha as their new manager, according to a reliable journalist.

TalkSport correspondent Ben Jacobs revealed on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday that Caixinha, 46, had been granted permission by his current club to join Rangers.

Sky Sports had earlier reported that the Portuguese boss, who is currently in charge of Qatari outfit Al-Gharafa, was awaiting approval from club president Sheikh Jassim bin Thamer Al Thani before he could fly to Glasgow.

However, it is now claimed that Caixinha can now make the trip to Ibrox to finalise his move to become the new Rangers manager, with an agreement over an £800,000-a-year deal reportedly already having been reached.

Rangers had hoped to install Caixinha as their new boss ahead of their Old Firm derby clash with Celtic on Sunday.

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If the deal isn’t completed in tim, Graeme Murty, who has been in charge of first team affairs since Mark Warburton’s dismissal, is likely to continue in his current role against Celtic.

The pursuit of a new director of football, meanwhile, has taken a turn for the worst, after prime candidate Ross Wilson reportedly rejected an approach from the Scottish club.

In other Rangers news, former Ibrox defender Kirk Broadfoot believes that the club cannot lose to Celtic if Caixinha is appointed in time.

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