Pedro Caixinha never seemed to ‘get’ Michael O’Halloran. The winger barely featured when the Portuguese manager took over at Rangers in March this year and did not wait around to farm him out in the summer transfer window.
Caixinha even went as far as to claim that O’Halloran was simply ‘not the type of player Rangers needs', per the Daily Record. The 26-year-old, however, has done a fine job of proving Caixinha wrong since returning to former club St Johnstone before the start of the season, even winning the SPFA Player of the Month award for August.
It’s fair to say O’Halloran enjoys a far better relationship with Tommy Wright, the long-serving manager at McDiarmid Park.
"He knows me as a person and how to get the best out of me as a player and I trust him and I think he trusts me, which is important,” O’Halloran told the Daily Record of Wright in July.
"He knows when I need a kick up the backside or an arm round the shoulder, he knows me better than any manager.”
'He trusts me'
It seemed that, if O’Halloran was to have any future at Rangers, Caixinha would have to be out of the picture. Though with the Ibrox giants dismissing the under-fire boss on Thursday after a poor start to the season, you wonder what the future holds for the former Bolton winger.
The Daily Record even claimed that Rangers will look to appoint a Brit as their next manager – and the Northern Irish Wright is one of the names in the frame to take over at Ibrox.
Needless to say, if the 54-year-old is given the chance to make a major step up in his managerial career after an impressive four-year spell at St Johnstone, he could breathe fresh life into O’Halloran’s Rangers career.