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Former Celtic midfielder is convinced Caixinha will be a success at Rangers

The pressure to impress Rangers’ fans and manager has been on manager Pedro Caixinha since he arrived Ibrox in March.

The Gers have yet to defeat bitter rivals Celtic – losing 5 and drawing 2 – during the Portuguese reign, and could also fail to finish as the Scottish Premiership’s runners-up at the end of the campaign after a stuttering start to the season.

Not many are convinced with Caixinha’s quality and ability, with the squad overhauling he oversaw during the off-season not yielding early results seeing patience wearing thin.

However, ex-Celtic midfielder Efrain Juarez believes the former Santos Laguna boss will eventually come good.

The Mexican referenced Caixinha’s slow start at the Liga MX, which saw an initial 2-year drought end in a 3-trophy haul in his last 2 seasons.

Juarez told Daily Record: “That’s what happened at Santos. He didn’t have a lot of success at the start but made them champions.

“It’s similar to his start in Scotland. I know Pedro from playing against Santos and he’s a good guy but more importantly a good manager.”

Rangers have won 4 of all 8 league games played thus far, losing and drawing 2 each.

They are currently 3rd on the SPFL log heading into October’s international break, 6 points behind joint leaders Celtic and Aberdeen.