Neil McCann questions why Rangers would move for Pedro Caixinha
Last Updated: 04/03/17 7:50pm
Neil McCann is unsure whether Pedro Caixinha is the right man to succeed Mark Warburton as Rangers manager.
Caixinha, who is currently in charge of Qatari club Al-Gharafa, has emerged in recent days as the bookmakers' favourite for the vacant managerial job at Ibrox.
Rangers parted company with Warburton, assistant David Weir and director of football Frank McParland three weeks ago in acrimonious circumstances, with the Scottish Premiership club claiming all three had tendered their resignations.
Warburton, Weir and McParland have since denied resigning from their positions.
Portuguese Caixinha, 46, completed his coaching badges in Scotland and has previously served as an assistant manager at Sporting Lisbon, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest and the Saudi Arabian national team.
"I think they'll entertain a wide variety of coaches, but I'd be surprised if they go for someone like that. I don't know too much about him, I have to be honest," McCann told Sky Sports.
"Would that be the right guy to come into this club at the minute? Does he know the environment? I imagine, being Portuguese, he'd speak to Pedro Mendes, who spent a lot of time here and might give him the basis.
"But as Mark Warburton proved, you don't know it until you're in it and what pressure this club brings upon your shoulders.
"What players does he have in mind? Can they play in this environment? If he's not got the right players in mind to deal with this environment, does the new director of football that Rangers are going after, does he have a style of football or a player in mind that could sort Rangers out?
"Rangers need to be sorted out at first-team level. I am not sure it would be the right appointment, but if it is him, you have to give him time."
Sky sources understand former Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett met with members of the Rangers board to discuss the vacancy on Tuesday.
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