P

 
edro Caixinha never really cut the mustard at Ibrox.
The Portuguese was wasteful in the transfer market and failed to find a method that consistently delivered results.
Consequently, he was one of the shortest-lived manager’s in the club’s history.

Caixinha looks on from the stand as his Rangers side lose at Hampden against Motherwell. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That didn’t put off Mexican giants, Cruz Azul, though.
They snapped the 48-year-old up, only a few months after his time in Glasgow ended.
In Mexico, the league is split into two Championships – the torneo Apertura and the torneo Clausura.
This season, under Caixinha’s direction, Azul finished top of the Apertura standings and almost created history.
Play-offs follow the league campaign and in reaching the two-legged final with Club America, his team were on the verge of ending a 21-year Championship drought.

Major success was within touching distance back in December. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)

However, they lost 2-0 on aggregate.
Azul initially brushed off that disappointment, with a strong start to the Clausura.
Since then, though, things have went dramatically downhill.
Caixinha’s side haven’t won any of their last seven matches in all competitions.

There has been much cause for frustration ever since. (Photo by Mauricio Salas/Jam Media/Getty Images)

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A 1-1 draw away at Veracruz on Saturday, was their third such result over the horror run, to go alongside four defeats.
After a promising start, it looks as though the Portuguese is really struggling.
He wasn’t good enough for Rangers and his bubble could well be burst in Mexico.

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