Report: Philippe Senderos could be the first casualty of Pedro Caixinha's Rangers reign

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha in the stands

Unsurprisingly, the defender is unlikely to be given the opportunity to stay at Rangers.

Rangers' Philippe Senderos looks dejected after being shown a second yellow card and sent off

Seldom seen centre-back Philippe Senderos is set to be one of the first casualties of Pedro Caixinha’s new reign at Rangers, the Daily Record report, with the club unsurprisingly keen to get the former Swiss international off the wage bill at the end of the season.

Mark Warburton’s transfer policy divided Rangers fans at Ibrox, with the signing of a number of out-of-contract veterans proving extremely unsuccessful.

Niko Kranjcar has spent the majority of the season ruled out with injury, Matt Gilks departed after just six months and Joey Barton had his contract terminated after just three months following an infamous training ground row.

As such, 32-year-old Senderos has almost been forgotten about entirely.

He may have played twice in Warburton’s final few weeks in charge before his February dismissal but a grand total of four appearances, plus a debut red card for a needless handball in the 5-1 humiliation at Celtic Park, means the defender is unlikely to be missed at Ibrox – although youngster David Bates told Rangers’ official website the Senderos’ experience makes him an excellent example to the club’s next generation on the training pitch.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton

Nonetheless, while the futures of Kenny Miller and Clint Hill remain up in the air, the Daily Record report that there are few questions about whether Senderos will still be at the club next season.

They claim he is one of the club’s highest earners, meaning Rangers will be keen to free up funds for new signings by realising the veteran after one forgettable year in Scotland.

Philippe Senderos

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