Former Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has been linked with a surprise reunion with ex-Ibrox star Josh Windass – in Argentina.
Caixinha, who is now manager of Club Atlético Talleres who play in Argentina’s top flight, worked with Windass at Rangers and, according to the Sheffield Star, is plotting a move to lure him to South America.
Windass has another year left on his contract with Sheffield Wednesday but struggled with injuries this season that have limited his game-time for the Owls.
The ex-Rangers star bagged four goals and two assists from his 12 appearances but was limited to just 521 minutes of football in the league this season.
Caixinha’s side finished third last season – one place above Boca Juniors – to qualify for this season’s Copa Libertadores after the Portuguese boss took the reins at the end of March.
Argentina would be a huge culture shock for former Rangers star Windass
If Sheffield Wednesday do allow Windass to move on this summer, a reunion with Pedro in Argentina is bound to be a huge culture shock for the ex-Rangers man.
His well-publicised confusion over the fact eggs are in omelettes is sure to lead to the sort of ridiculousness that will be every bit as entertaining as his on-pitch exploits.
The language barrier is a very obvious hurdle for Windass to overcome – although having a manager fluent in English that he has previously worked for will be a big help for him.
Familiarity with the manager would help but Windass seems likely to remain in Britain
Windass obviously knows what to expect under Caixinha but the likelihood is he will remain in the UK – even if he does leave Sheffield Wednesday.
Ever since forcing his way out of Rangers, Windass has struggled to hit the heights he thought he was capable of and it’ll be interesting to see where his next move is.
At age 28, Windass’ potential is a thing of the past and it’s about what he can deliver now rather than the player he could develop into.
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