Ex-Rangers boss on the scrapheap after South American sacking
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Ex-Rangers boss on the scrapheap after South American sacking

Former Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has been sacked after only six months in charge of Argentinian Primera División side Club Atlético Talleres.

The news comes with Talleres 24th in the 28-team league, four points off the bottom but with a game in hand.

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The Argentine outfit haven’t won in seven matches, their last victory under ex-Rangers boss Caixinha coming on August 7th against Argentinos Juniors.

In total, Pedro only managed three wins from 16 league games with the club although he did reach the Copa Libertadores quarter-final.

An Atletico Talleres statement reads:

“Pedro and his entire team leave through the front door of our institution after having managed to place Talleres among the best eight teams on the continent.

“We especially thank Pedro and his colleagues for their professional commitment and human qualities.”

Ex-Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha sacked yet again

Portuguese manager Pedro Caixinha, 51, had been appointed as Talleres boss six months ago but the former Ibrox gaffer has been unable to turn things around in South America.

This is the coach’s first foray into management in the country after stints in charge of clubs in Portugal, Mexico, Qatar, Saudi Arbaia, and of course Scotland.

Atletico Talleres is also the fourth club Pedro Caixinha has been sacked from since his disastrous stint in charge of Rangers in 2017.

Rangers sacked Pedro after he presided over amongst the worst results in the club’s history, including that infamous Europa League qualification defeat to Luxembourg side Progres Neiderkorn.

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The manager also sold on several of the club’s players at knockdown prices and wasted millions bringing in foreign talent who never settled in Glasgow or who were embroiled in off-field issues.

Since then, the gaffer has been sacked at Mexican club Cruz Azul, Saudi Arabians Al-Shabab and another Mexican team in Santos Laguna.

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