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Caixinha isn't right man to take Gers forward: Burley

 

Former Scotland manager George Burley reckons Rangers' gamble in appointing Pedro Caixinha has backfired.

Burley believes the Portuguese coach was the wrong man at the wrong time for the Light Blues.

And the former Hearts boss claims Tuesday's humiliating Europa League exit to Progres Niederkorn proves his point. Gers chiefs plucked the unknown 46-year-old from Qatari outfit Al-Gharafa in March and charged him with picking up the pieces after Mark Warburton's exit. But Burley believes they should have put their faith in someone who had a better grasp on the Scottish game. He said: "Rangers should have been looking to build on what they had managed over the last few years. But they seem to have gone a step back They have brought in a foreign manager and eight or nine new players. But that's not going to be a success overnight.

"Giving him the job is a big gamble. They could have got a safe pair of hands, Derek McInnes or Alex McLeish for example. With this appointment everything is up in the air again."

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