Pedro Caixinha hits back at Brendan Rodgers

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 19:Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha is seen during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Pedro Caixinha’s Glasgow Rangers will face Old Firm rivals Celtic at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership this weekend.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha is seen prior to the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has responded to Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers’s comments about the Gers’ spending in the summer transfer window, as quoted by The Herald.

Earlier this month, Celtic manager Rodgers was quoted as saying by The Telegraph that Old Firm rivals Rangers are contenders for the Scottish Premiership title this season.

As reported by The Telegraph, the Ibrox outfit’s outlay in the summer transfer window was £8 million, while Celtic’s was £5.5m.

Rangers boss Caixinha has hit back at Rodgers, pointing out his investment in the squad since he was appointed the Celtic boss in the summer of 2016 following the departure of Ronny Deila at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“How much did he invest in his first season here?” The Herald quotes Caixinha as saying. “You might want to have a look at the numbers.

“Or if you want you can add the two seasons – the previous one and this one - and afterwards draw your own conclusions.

“I don’t need to answer to what he said, what he thinks or whatever. I just need to focus on my team and my club.”

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers  and Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha are seen during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on April 23,...

Celtic have the best squad in Scotland, and it is hard to see Rangers challenging the Hoops for the Scottish Premiership title this season.

The Gers, though, should be aiming to at least finish second and maybe push their Old Firm rivals.

Rangers and Celtic will face each other at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon.

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