Rangers have this afternoon confirmed Pedro Caixinha as their new manager on a three-year-deal.

The Portuguese’ has moved to the club from Qatari side Al-Gharafa, who gave him permission to leave earlier this week. He will be the sixteenth manager of the club.

Caixinha arrives at Ibrox following spells as an assistant manager at clubs such as Sporting Lisbon and Panathanaikos, as well as winning the league and cup in Mexico as manager of Santos Laguna.

He told the Rangers website: ‘It is a great honour to join Rangers Football Club.”

Rangers is a name that is known worldwide and I am looking forward to forging a positive relationship with supporters.

The details of Caixinha’s backroom staff still need confirming. Reports suggest he will bring at least two of his team from Al-Gharafa with him.

Rangers Managing Director Stewart Robertson has said that the appointment is the right one.

[Pedro] is a man of great experience and authority and the Board has no doubt he will help us achieve our long-term goals. We knew after our initial meeting with Pedro he was the right man to take the club forward.

The Old Firm derby tomorrow will remain in the charge of Graeme Murty, but the new manager will be in attendance and begin at Auchenhowie from Monday morning.

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