Chris Davies responds to Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha’s claim

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha in the stands

Ibrox outfit Glasgow Rangers are third behind Celtic and Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha after the press conference

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha believes that he has inherited the best squad in Scotland. Caixinha, who was appointed the Rangers boss earlier this month, made the claim last week.

As reported by The Daily Mail, the Portuguese boss said: “This is the squad we have for now and we really trust the players we have right now. For us, this is the best squad in Scotland. We just need to give them confidence.”

It is quite a bold claim to make. After all, Rangers are third in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment and may not even end up second this season.

Celtic are running away with the league, and it is hard to argue with anyone who believes that they, and not Rangers, have the best squad in the Scottish Premiership.

The Hoops’ assistant manager Chris Davies has dismissed Caixinha’s claim, making it clear that he does not agree with the Rangers manager.

“I didn’t see that comment but I was told about it,” Davies told The Scottish Sun. “Everyone can have their own opinions.

“But I think it’s pretty clear for anybody looking at the league where it’s at. Judging by that comment, we’ve certainly had an incredible season!

“But we’re fine, we’re focused on ourselves, we do our talking on the pitch and we take care of business on the pitch.”

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 83 points from 29 matches.

Rangers currently find themselves third in the standings with 50 points from 29 matches, eight points behind second-placed Aberdeen.

The Gers will take on Motherwell at Ibrox in the league after the international break, while Celtic will face Heart of Midlothian away from home.

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha poses with a scarf after the press conference

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