Former Celtic player, Chris Sutton says Rangers are doomed under Pedro Caixinha
New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha during the press conference
Former Celtic player and now turned football pundit, Chris Sutton, has slammed Rangers manager, Pedro Caixinha, following a disastrous 2016/17 campaign.
Sutton has criticised the Portuguese, and said the Gers boss has had a dose of “verbal diarrhoea”.
Caixinha made some unsavoury comments before and after Aberdeen’s 2-1 win at Ibrox, the Dons’ first win in Govan in 26 years.
Working as a pundit for BT Sport, ahead of crucial Falkirk v Dundee United clash with BT panel members, Darrell Currie, Stephen Craigan, Neil Lennon and Michael Stewart, Sutton said that Rangers are heading in the wrong direction under their manager.
Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha before the match
"Rangers are doomed under Pedro," said Sutton to BT Sport.
"Pedro has had verbal diarrhoea this week. Are they better off under him?"
Rangers are third in the Scottish Premier League, nine points behind Aberdeen, and 39 points behind their arch-rivals Celtic.
Sutton has also criticised Caixinha for declaring an interest in Aberdeen star Ryan Jack, saying he shouldn’t be talking about other players.
"Pedro shouldn't be talking about Jack," he added.
Rangers are a big club, but with the club being in a parlous financial situation they need significant reinforcement to close the gap with Celtic or Aberdeen.
Caixinha has stressed the need of bolstering the squad but in his limited time he has received a fair share of blame for poor results and his treatment of players.
Sutton has certainly exaggerated Rangers’ situation here, but there is no doubt that Caixinha has a lot to prove next season.
Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha gestures to the players