Former Rangers manager delivers silverware, triumphs over former signing
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Former Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha wins a trophy for Cruz Azul

Pedro Caixinha has brought success to Cruz Azul in Mexico.
On Sunday, they secured the 2019 Supercopa MX by defeating Necaxa in California [Viva LigaMX].

Caixinha is faring better in Mexico than he did in Scotland. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

Cruz qualified for the fixture by virtue of winning the 2018 Apertura MX title. Traditionally, they would have faced the 2019 Clausura MX winners. However, as Club America were competing in the Campeon de Campeones, they instead faced reigning Supercopa champions, Necaxa.
It was a commanding display on the day from Caixinha’s men who emerged 4-0 victors. After Milton Caraglio opened the scoring on 20 minutes, they added to their lead either side of half-time before Juan Escobar put further gloss on the performance with a fourth in the 86th minute.
There was a further Rangers connection in the fixture, too.
Caixinha triumphed over a player
he signed for the Gers back in 2017 – Eduardo Hererra. There’s some mystery surrounding the striker whose loan deal in Mexico was supposed to expire on 30 June, yet he is still playing for his adopted side.

Herrera looks to have found a new home after several relatively barren seasons. (Photo by Cesar Gomez/Jam Media/Getty Images)

The victory represents another step in the right direction for Caixinha who is rebuilding his reputation after a disastrous stint in Glasgow. Despite spending considerable sums in the transfer market, he failed both domestically and in Europe whilst at Rangers.
Yet, the Gers’ shortest ever serving manager is proving he is capable of delivering success elsewhere.

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