Appointed in March 2017 and sacked in October of the same year, his short tenure brought little success and landed the club with several costly performers.
However, it didn’t take the Portuguese too long to get back into management.
He’s currently plying his trade with Cruz Azul, one of the biggest clubs in Mexico.
He took over the reigns in December 2017, and almost led the side to silverware late last year.
After topping the domestic standings, his team lost the two-legged Apertura final to Club America.
It would have been their first title in 21 years.
Yet, the footballing calendar in Mexico is split into two parts. The Apertura is followed by the Clausura, offering a second chance at silverware.
After a slow start, it appears that Caixinha’s side are now over the disappointment of defeat in that final defeat.
Over the last ten days, they have won three matches in a row.
This included a 1-0 away win at Tigres and a 1-0 home win against Club Tijuana – both in the league – with a 2-1 cup win over Alebrijes de Oaxaca sandwiched in between.
Remarkably, such a streak is something Caixinha never managed at Rangers.
It shows just how inconsistent he was during his time in Glasgow.
Yet, it’s hard to argue that he isn’t producing the goods so far in Mexico.
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