Pedro Caixinha was the shortest serving manager in Rangers’ history.
It never really worked out for the Portuguese at Ibrox. He came in and spent plenty of money, but failed to get the best out of the players.

Caixinha watches on from the stands as his side lose to Motherwell in the 2017 League Cup semi-final. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Stringing two or three wins together proved immensely challenging and as a result, the club’s board took the financial hit and sent him packing.
A few months back, it looked as though his methods were working wonders elsewhere.

Now at Cruz Azul, he came within one win of delivering their first Mexican Championship in 21 years.
Since then, though, there has been a dramatic drop off in form.

A run of poor results means they are at the wrong end of the table. (Photo by Cesar Reyna/Jam Media/Getty Images)
During the second half of the season, his side have been struggling in both league and cup competitions.

Dire February

They went winless through the entirety of last month.
In six consecutive matches they suffered three defeats and ground out three 1-1 draws.
Finally, though, at the weekend, his fortunes changed.

The coach’s prayers were answered on Saturday. (Photo by Mauricio Salas/Jam Media/Getty Images)
Despite conceding an early goal, Azul came back to beat Necaxa 2-1 at home.

Eduardo Herrera, a player Caixinha brought to Ibrox, should have lined up for the opposition, but he has been sidelined through injury for a number of recent matches.
The result means the controversial former boss can perhaps breathe a little easier. However, it’s still abundantly clear that Rangers have upgraded in bringing in Steven Gerrard.
The scouser is surely the leading candidate for SPL Manager of the Month after an unbeaten February.
Contrastingly, his predecessor is having to scrap for every point.
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