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Barry Ferguson Says Pedro Caixinha Was Told to Say Things Like ‘We Are The People’ in Interviews

Barry Ferguson Says Pedro Caixinha Was Told to Say Things Like ‘We Are The People’ in Interviews

Barry Ferguson insists Pedro Caixinha was told to say things like ‘we are the people’ in interviews while Rangers manager.

The Portuguese manager was yesterday sacked by the club’s board after making a poor start to the season.

They lost 2-0 to Motherwell in the Betfred Cup semi-final at the weekend and followed that up with a 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock in midweek.

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And that was simply the straw that broke the camel’s back, with Caixinha paying the price after pressure got to its highest level in the wake of those back-to-back defeats.

Ferguson joined the BBC Sportsound team to reflect on Pedro’s sacking last night and told how he believes that some of the things the manager said in public weren’t coming from the right place.

He said: “See this, we are the people thing – that definitely didn’t come from Pedro. I’ll tell you that right now. 100%.

“He showed me, when I went in and spoke to him, he looked at me and I could tell by his facial expression that didn’t come from Pedro.

“I’m fine with that, he wanted to know the club and wanted to know what the phrases were all about. But I could tell that it wasn’t coming from Pedro.”

Ferguson is talking about Caixinha’s comments in the aftermath of Hibs’ win at Ibrox back in August.

Caixinha said: “There’s a lot of elements that also need to be improved but we are here, we are united, we are the people and we will keep going.”

You have to now wonder how many things Caixinha said were sincere thoughts of his own or phrases that he’d been told to say instead.

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