Rangers have officially confirmed Pedro Caixinha’s exit with a statement this afternoon.
The Portuguese manager was under pressure going into last night’s game against Kilmarnock at Ibrox and a 1-1 draw sealed his fate.
Reports emerged earlier saying he’d been sacked – and the club have now confirmed that with a statement this afternoon.
It read: “Rangers Football Club announce today (Thursday, October 26, 2017) that Pedro Caixinha has left the Club.
“The decision to part company with Pedro was taken after careful consideration and the search for a new manager will begin immediately.
“Pedro was appointed in March this year but results have been disappointing and not commensurate with the level of investment that was made available.
“Graeme Murty, head development squad coach, will take charge of the first-team in the interim, just as he did earlier this year.
“The priority is to appoint a new manager as quickly as possible, but the Board will take as much time as is necessary to secure the right person capable of representing Rangers and providing the brand of football supporters rightly expect.
“We, the Board, appreciate this is a difficult time for all Rangers supporters and we thank you for your patience and know Graeme and the players will receive your full backing in the days ahead.
“We thank Pedro and his backroom staff for their efforts and commitment and wish them well for the future.”
So, Graeme Murty is now in charge of the first team – and it’s thought he could be assisted by Kenny Miller.
The Rangers attacker hasn’t been in recent squads after a fallout with Caixinha, but the Portuguese gaffer’s exit should see him return to action – either on the park or the touchline.