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Ex-Mexico international slams former Rangers boss Caixinha on Twitter

Cruz Azul's forward Christian Gimenez celebrates after scoring the second goal against Tijuana during their Clausura tournament football match at the Azul stadium in Mexico City on March...

Former Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has a new job after his Ibrox exit... but it has started controversially, just like his spell in Glasgow ended.

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

Pedro Caixinha was fired by Rangers in October after a disappointing few months in charge at Ibrox.

Caixinha saw Rangers record their worst ever European result, and was fired after losing a Scottish League Cup semi-final, with the team fourth in the league.

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He landed his first post-Rangers job this week, taking over at Mexican side Cruz Azul. So far it has begun similarly to how his Ibrox stint ended.

After clashing with Rangers veteran Kenny Miller, Caixinha has begun his Cruz Azul tenure by deciding to axe veteran Cristian 'Chaco' Gimenez.

Cruz Azul's forward Christian Gimenez celebrates after scoring the second goal against Tijuana during their Clausura tournament football match at the Azul stadium in Mexico City on March...Cruz Azul's Christian Gimenez 

Gimenez has been at the club since 2010 and is 36-years-old. Goal Mexico reported that the club captain was simply not in Caixinha's plans.

Mexican publication Mundo Hispanico slammed Caixinha for 'humiliating' the 'last idol of Cruz Azul'.

The controversial manager has however been called out by former Mexico international Braulio Luna, who played at the 1998 and 2002 World Cups.

Frankie Hejduk of the US (L) is left behind by Braulio Luna of Mexico (R) during their friendly game at the Invesco field stadium in Denver, Colorado 03 April 2002. The US won 1-0. The US...

Luna blasted Caixinha on Twitter, declaring that he was incapable of dealing with veteran players.

He wrote: "Upon learning that Caixhina was the one going to Cruz Azul, the Chaco was struck. He does not like veteran players, he does not like to deal with them, he does not like others having control over the group, if he can avoid them. Go, or the less you have the better."

Luna's comments will feel familiar to Rangers fans, and Miller, 38, has come back into the team and made an impact since Caixinha's departure.

Argentine star Gimenez will not have the same luxury at Cruz Azul, with Caixinha's reign only just getting started.

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