Pedro Caixinha’s sacking yesterday is still being celebrated by the Rangers fans propping up our bar here in the Transfer Tavern. Indeed, the Portuguese proved to be a disaster at Ibrox and those who frequent our four walls in their droves are delighted by his departure.
Though Caixinha has obviously seen the buck stop with him, our resident Gers aren’t forgetting the board’s part in his awful reign and still can’t believe they even appointed him in the first place. So, the pressure is on those atop the marble staircase to get things right.
Which is why reports from the Daily Record have proven so interesting. According to them, the board at Ibrox are ready to go British in their hunt for a new boss and reportedly want someone with the mental strength to not be fazed by the idea of challenging Celtic.
Dave King is believed to be ready to pay up in terms of compensation if he’s to take a manager from another club, as well as back as him in the January transfer market, with managing director Stewart Robertson likely to draw up a list of candidates this weekend.
It’s vitally important Rangers get this right. Merely appointing someone to spend in January would be stupid as the new man needs to work his magic with some of the flops Caixinha brought to Glasgow at great expense over the course of the summer.