Former Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha saw his new side Santos Laguna drop points in their 1-1 draw with fellow LIGA MX side Tigres UNAL in the season opener.

Santos Laguna took the lead through Brian Lozano early in the second half, and things looked bright as the clock was drifting towards full time, but a Carlos Salcedo strike late on prevented Caixinha from securing a first league win in his return to his former side.

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The Portuguese manager had taken charge of Santos Laguna between 2013 and 2015, winning three major trophies with the club, before taking over the managerial role at Al-Gharafa in Qatar.

Caixinha will be remembered for his terrible spell in charge of the Ibrox side, succeeding Mark Warburton in March 2017.

The 51-year-old only managed the side for a total of 27 matches, and he struggled to impose himself on a squad that stuttered in the league.

Who can forget the infamous 2-0 loss to Progrès Niederkorn, arguably one of the club’s worst-ever results, as we exited Europe at the first hurdle in 2017? The overriding memory of that evening is the manager arguing with fans in a bush after the embarrassing defeat.

He seems to enjoy success in Mexico, after winning titles at Laguna and also Cruz Azul in the past, the aim will be to continue this and lead his new club to the league title this season.

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There is no doubt that Caixinha is a decent manager, with his success in Mexico proving this, although he will be forever remembered for his poor spell in charge of Rangers.

Meanwhile, a rival Premiership manager has suggested Rangers are unlikely to snap up transfer target during the January window.

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