Former Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has been sacked his latest club Al-Shabab – after just five months and 19 matches in charge of the Saudi Arabian side.

The Saudi’s confirmed Caixinha’s sacking in a statement as he was replaced by youth coach Carlos Hernandez [Twitter].

Pedro didn’t last long in Saudi Arabia (Photo by Mauricio Salas/Jam Media/Getty Images)

“Al Shabab and the head coach Pedro Caixinha have parted ways,” their statement read.

“Our youth coach, Carlos Hernandez, has been appointed as caretaker manager.

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“We want to thank Pedro Caixinha for his efforts and all he has done for the club and we wish him well in the future.”

Caixinha’s time in Riyadh 2-1 loss to Al-Ittihad on Monday night proved to be his final game in charge but the first-round defeat to Al-Qadisiyah in the King’s Cup in December was a huge blow to his chances of success.

The former Rangers boss has had previous stints in the country after a spell as assistant boss with Al-Hilal before taking charge of the  Saudi Arabian national side prior to his move to Ibrox.


Pedro blooters a water bottle for some reason (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Since leaving Rangers in 2017, Caixinha’s career has been on a continued downward slope and it doesn’t show any signs of changing after his latest sacking.

One of Caixinha’s Ibrox signings has been winning rave reviews in his homeland for his recent performances



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