Rangers have confirmed Pedro Caixinha is their new manager.
After completing the switch from Qatari side Al Gharafa, Pedro Caixinha told Rangers’ official website: ‘It is a great honour to join Rangers Football Club.
‘This club has a great history and tradition and I am proud to follow in the footsteps of legendary Rangers managers like Walter Smith, Graeme Souness and Jock Wallace.
‘Rangers is a name that is known worldwide and I am looking forward to forging a positive relationship with supporters and meeting the playing squad and staff at the club.
‘I know there is a lot of hard work ahead and I assure all our fans that I will do all I can to provide a winning and entertaining Rangers team.’
Rangers agreed a deal with Al Gharafa on Thursday for the release of PEDRO Caixinha, who moved to Qatar in 2015 after a successful spell with Santos Laguna, a Mexican club with close links to Celtic.
Rangers Managing director Stewart Robertson commented on the appointment, saying:
We are delighted to welcome Pedro to Rangers. We compiled a shortlist of high-quality candidates for the position but we knew after our initial meeting with Pedro that he was the right man to take this club forward.
He is a man of great experience and authority and the Board has no doubt he will help us achieve our long-term goals. I would like to thank the Rangers supporters for their patience throughout the process but we were determined to appoint the best candidate possible.
Rangers had been without a permanent manager since Mark Warburton left the club in February in odd circumstances, the club released a statement announcing they had accepted his resignation, but the tactician denied resigning, leading to an uncomfortable standoff.