Former Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has been praising the Ibrox support, describing club’s fans as “staunch”.

Whilst he might not have meant it exactly how some of the Rangers support do, the Portuguese boss was full of compliments for the club’s followers.

Currently without a club since leaving Cruz Azul, Pedro was speaking to Portuguese news outlet A Bola about his time at Ibrox ahead of Portuguese side Porto’s trip to Glasgow.

Pedro Caixinha was out of his depth at Rangers. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“Rangers fans are more fanatical and dedicated than the English. It is a unique feeling, difficult to explain but contagious,” said Caixinha.

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“They are staunch, a little like what happens in FC Porto.

“It was an interesting career challenge, perhaps because it is the most media-intensive club I have ever coached.

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“The stadium surroundings are unique. And the Celtic derbies are something phenomenal.”

Whilst Pedro’s kind words about the Rangers support and his use of the word staunch might be nice and all, the reality is the former Al Gharaffa boss set Rangers back during his time in charge.

The manager – who was recently linked to Sporting Lisbon [Evening Times] – overspent on terrible foreign imports who did not deliver and cost the club considerably.

Caixinha would go on to manage Cruz Azul in Mexico. (Photo by Mauricio Salas/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Rangers fans will remember Caixinha more for the disastrous signing of Mexican midfielder Carlos Pena than they will for these little soundbites.

His damaging legacy is still being felt at the club.

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