Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha isn’t prepared to take any bull as manager of the Ibrox giants…as his players will testify. But the Portuguese manager IS ready to lock horns, metaphorically, with bulls for a charity fundraiser at the end of the season.
Gers chief Caixinha is an experienced bullfighter and diced with danger in competition many times in his younger day – and he once dived to cover his dad in a bullring to save him from possible injury.
Now he is preparing to become a matador for one last time; and he will do so at Ibrox at the end of the season when the famous old stadium is turned into a temporary bull ring.
Rangers spokesperson April Olof said they expected to attract a full-house for the event, with both ex-pat Portuguese and Spaniards (both nationalities live in thriving communities in Milngavie and Denistoun respectively) expressing interest in attending the event.
She said: “Caixinha is obviously a brave man and to do this for various charities is a wonderful gesture, and we thank him for it. The event will be free to season ticket holders and a number of tickets, yet to be ascertained, will be on general sale.
“We anticipate a decent following of fans of the bulls to come along and away supporters will be located in the lower tier of the Broomloan Stand.
“A deal has been struck with STV for the rights to screen the bullfighting live and we hope that a big audience will tune in. There is no truth in the rumour that Kenny Miller will be trying his luck against a bull.”
Fans have reacted with delight at the news. Ibrox regular Will Ovorange said: “I suppose you could now sing, ‘Hullo, hullo, we are the Bully Boys!'”