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.
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.
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.
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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