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Pedro Caixinha Says Managing Cruz Azul is a Bigger Challenge than Bossing Rangers

Pedro Caixinha Says Managing Cruz Azul is a Bigger Challenge than Bossing Rangers

 

Pedro Caixinha has claimed managing Mexican outfit Cruz Azul is bigger than the challenge that faced him during his time in charge of Rangers.

The Portuguese coach was officially appointed Azul’s new head coach only last week, after his disastrous stint at Ibrox drew to a close in October.

He was unveiled by his new employers at a press conference earlier today and he seemed to be pretty delighted to be back in top-flight coaching so soon.

In case your Spanish or Portuguese isn’t quite up to scratch, when asked if he was about to undertake the biggest challenge of his career, Caixinha said via the Daily Record:

“Yes, it is the biggest challenge.

“The issue of Rangers is a little different, because when you arrived at Rangers it’s a different thing, they respect me here, but yes, it’s my biggest challenge.

“I do not know if Cruz Azul’s fans are the biggest, but I do know that Cruz Azul’s fans are the most faithful and we want to be faithful to that passion.

“If I am different in dealing with the media? Yes, but I will not lose my character or my identity.

“What I can promise is that we want to think big, since we are a great institution.

“The words stability and process are going to be a very important part in our internal vocabulary to achieve the objectives.”

 

This is Caixinha’s second stint as manager in Mexico, having taken charge of Santos Laguna between 2013 and 2015.

But what do you make of his comments? Is he right to downplay his time in Scotland? Or is he simply expected to talk-up his new club and new employers?

What do you think?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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