Ex-Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha leaves Cruz Azul by "mutual consent"
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Ex-Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha leaves Cruz Azul by "mutual consent"

Former Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has left his role with Mexican club Cruz Azul by mutual consent after nearly two years with the Mexico City club.

The Portuguese boss took over at Cruz Azul in December 2017, a couple of months after he lost his job as manager at Ibrox.

Signed to replace Mark Warburton in Govan, the damaging financial legacy Caixinha left at Ibrox is in many ways still being felt by the club.

Not only did Pedro flood the Rangers side with overpaid, highly expensive duds, but he couldn’t compete domestically and it eventually cost him his job.

Not to mention the fact Caixinha was at the helm during Rangers’ worst ever European defeat against Progres Niederkorn.

Caixinha fared somewhat differently when he was in charge of Cruz Azul, who’re nicknamed ‘the Machine’ and play at the 86,000 seater Aztec stadium.

Caixinha led Cruz Azul to the Mexican League play-off Final in December last year and almost to a first title win for the club in more than two decades.

His side fell at the final hurdle against record winners America.

The Portuguese boss – who has also managed Nacional, Santos Laguna and Al-Gharafa – won the Mexican Super Cup with a convincing 4-0 win over Nexaca.

Caixinha had a tumultuous time in Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The club wrote: “This is to inform that, by mutual consent, Mr Pedro Caixinha has ceased to be the manager of Cruz Azul.

“We thank Mr Caixinha for the work, commitment and effort given to the institution during his management, wishing the greatest success in their future projects.”

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