The date was October 26th 2017. Rangers fans were up in arms after drawing 1-1 with Kilmarnock to a 95th-minute goal. There was obviously more to it than that, as Caixinha bowed out as the shortest serving manager in the Gers history going from disaster to disaster, with the main one coming early when they bowed out of Europe.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) October 26, 2017
When Rangers announced that Caixinha was gone the Gers put out a 180-word statement to confirm that he’d been sacked. Not even a word per day he was in the job, the fans were delighted with the news. Nothing could have prepared them for Caixinha’s days in charge and as soon as they fell to a 2-1 aggregate defeat against Progres Niederkorn in Europe, it was the beginning of the end.
In the end, his dismissal was probably the best news of the season for the Bluenoses, although that’s not saying much given how abysmal the Rangers fans 2017/18 season went through. That season saw the Gers lose 14-2 on aggregate across their five Old Firm clashes with Celtic that season, and whilst Caixinha only took charge of one of those games, his time at the club is intertwined with disaster.
You can read the Gers’ verdict Caixinha’s sacking at the time here:
Bring back walter smith
— Aaron (@AaronKendall6) October 26, 2017
Thanks for the memories legend of the banter years
— Conor Kelly (@ConorKelly_1) October 26, 2017
— David Nimmo (@Nimsay1872) October 26, 2017
What about the IDIOTS who appointed him in the first place?.
— T (@irnbrusnowman1) October 26, 2017
His time was up when we lost to Progres Some signings were just poor who don't understand the Scottish game & what it means to play for Gers
— Stevie T (@daily_ranger) October 26, 2017
— me . (@Albagubrath71) 26 October 2017
Good not good enough
— HERRON (@herronaitor) 27 October 2017
The Gers absolutely loved seeing Pedro Caixinha depart the club and would never have known that just around the corner their next permanent boss would be the one and only Steven Gerrard.