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14th Mar, 2017 | 1:38pm

Miller: This risk-taking Rangers decision is baffling

By Harvey Byrne

Former Scotland international Willie Miller has labelled Rangers’ decision to appoint Pedro Caixinha ahead of a director of football as “baffling”.

Additionally, the former Aberdeen boss believes the Ibrox giants have taken a “huge gamble” by naming Caixinha as their boss due to his “limited knowledge of Scottish and British football.”

The Gers had been on the search for a new manager since February following the departure of Mark Warburton and his staff in February.

They finally announced the appointment of Caixinha over the weekend and the club have made it no secret they are also on the search for a director of football as they look to reshape their management set-up.

But, Miller has been critical of the way the Rangers hierarchy have gone about their business, believing a director of football should have had a say in who the next manager was.

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“Rangers have taken a huge gamble by picking Pedro Caixinha as their new boss,” told Miller to the Sun.

“There aren’t many who have come in from abroad and made an outstanding success of it.

“I also found it baffling Rangers decided to appoint Caixinha before they have their new football director in place.

“It’s a bit like getting the cart before the horse.

“One of the football director’s main tasks should be recommending to the board who the next manager should be.

“Drawing 1-1 at Celtic Park will have lifted morale, but they are still miles behind Celtic.

“It will be hard enough for Rangers to close the gap that exists between them and Aberdeen.”

Caixinha has been in management for seven years, starting off with Portuguese side U.D. Leiria.

He has since had some success, winning three trophies in Mexico with Santos Laguna between 2013 and 2015.

But, his next task is expected to be his hardest one yet as he looks to turn Rangers back into title challengers following their demotion in 2012.

In other Rangers news, fans have reacted to David Weir joining Warburton at Nottingham Forest.

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