Pedro Caixinha Unaffected by Criticism after Poor Start

// Published August 30, 2017 by index

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has come under fire in recent weeks after a poor start made by the club.

After being given with substantial transfer funds, the Portuguese decided to bring in the likes of Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera during the summer transfer window. However, the start to the season has been a disaster for the club. Apart from being knocked out of the Europa league in the qualification stages, the club have also been able to take only four points from their opening three matches. Rangers have suffered a home defeat against newly promoted Hibernian in this period.

As a result, there is plenty of doubts surrounding the manager even inside the first five matches of the season. The Portuguese, who was appointed towards the end of last season, has claimed that he will not be affected by the constant criticism surrounding his time at Rangers, and that he will try to improve the squad with time.

Rangers have to get a result against Ross County this weekend in order to keep in touch with the likes of Celtic, as Brendan Rodgers’ men have already been able to open a nine point advantage in the table even after just three games into the season.

Last season, Rangers finished only third in the table behind Aberdeen.“We are focused on our game. I’m not going to be concerned about other games.The most important time onmatchdays will be the Rangers game.We have a saying in Portugal. The dogs bark. And the caravan moves. The caravan goes on.So that is what we’re doing. We know what is going on in the surroundings – but we don’t care about that. We are just focused on ourselves. That’s the only thing we can change – it’s our way, our style, our work, our belief, our strong character, our desire to win,” said Caixinha.