Al-Gharafa confirmed via their official Twitter account on Thursday that they had granted Caixinha permission to move to Rangers after agreeing a compensation package with the Gers.
That meant Caixinha was free to travel to Ibrox to be unveiled as the club’s new manager prior to Sunday’s match against Celtic.
However, its understood the Portuguese tactician has swerved the media at the airport, leaving most fans wondering how he executed his impressive disappearing act:
Pedro Caixinha after patching the media pic.twitter.com/zPT5u2gZI8
— Gregco (@Gregco5088) March 11, 2017
The highlights of the @Record_Sport Pedro Caixinha LIVE Blog:
10:18 Hello and welcome
11:25 Caixinha has landed
12:23 Bye ?? pic.twitter.com/WuX7xxkIY9
— Derek Clark (@derekclarksport) March 11, 2017
— ?? MrT ?? (@big_al1966) March 11, 2017
Pedro Caixinha got off the plane riding an angry bull, bashing every cunt out the way on his way to Ibrox
— Å (@AliSmith1997) March 11, 2017
Look has #PedroCaixinha arrived in Glasgow or not. Is he even a real person?
— Liz Corkhill (@lizcorkhill) March 11, 2017
— Craig McGhie (@Craigm0808) March 11, 2017
@Record_Sport He's not snubbing anyone, it's just that he's booked for the Parkhead tour at 1pm an he doesn't want to miss it.
— Mick Marchant (@celticmick_7) March 11, 2017
Pedro Caixinha to the media: "haha you canny catch me!!!" pic.twitter.com/5tK95mQ07E
— The Rangers Family ? (@OneFamily_RFC) March 11, 2017
Dear SMSM, Pedro Caixinha was not on the Emirates flight.
He flew in on the Rangers private jet. pic.twitter.com/TPc6j8rm7F
— Joliet Jake (@Jolietjake67) March 11, 2017
@Record_Sport he is away to slaters for his brown brogues, blue blazer and grey slacks first.
— paul paterson (@paterson1306) March 11, 2017
pedro caixinha after getting his suitcase pic.twitter.com/2dHbYzeHTK
— mark mccoll (@mark_mccoll97) March 11, 2017
Pedro Caixinha is now classified as "lost luggage"! ??
— @DABestseventy2 (@DBestseventy2) March 11, 2017
@Record_Sport Nah he's been refused entry for not having a work visa apparently ?
— Morag F (@Mo_2507) March 11, 2017
Pedro caixinha got took through a side door into a Waiting car , he's at ibrox ????
— Mark (@Mark_govan) March 11, 2017
Pedro Caixinha snubbing the media ?he's just been on an 8 hour flight from Dubai. like fuck he's gonna stop and answer questions
— Liam (@Liamwatp) March 11, 2017
Despite Caixinha’s highly-anticipated arrival this afternoon, it’s understood that Graeme Murty will be in the dug-out for Sunday’s game at Celtic Park, with the club’s new manager expected to be watching on from the stands.
That is, if Caixinha is actually in Scotland at all?