OFFICIAL: Rangers appoint Caixinha on three-year deal

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The club have confirmed the Portuguese as their new boss and he has promised fans he wants to create a "winning and entertaining team"

Rangers have confirmed they have appointed Pedro Caixinha as manager, the 46-year-old replacing Mark Warburton and signing a three-year deal at Ibrox.

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The Portuguese will begin working with the team on Monday with Graeme Murty set to again take charge of the team for the weekend's clash with Celtic.

Caixinha who has most recently managed Qatar Stars League side Al-Gharafa, has also enjoyed spells in charge of Uniao Leiria, Nacional and Santos Laguna but is looking forward to the challenge of Scottish football.

“It is a great honour to join Rangers Football Club," he told the club's official website. "This club has a great history and tradition and I am proud to follow in the footsteps of legendary Rangers managers like Walter Smith, Graeme Souness and Jock Wallace.

“Rangers is a name that is known worldwide and I am looking forward to forging a positive relationship with supporters and meeting the playing squad and staff at the Club. I know there is a lot of hard work ahead and I assure all our fans that I will do all I can to provide a winning and entertaining Rangers team.”

Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson believes Caixinha is the best man for the job and was the most impressive candidate on his shortlist.

“We are delighted to welcome Pedro to Rangers. We compiled a shortlist of high-quality candidates for the position but we knew after our initial meeting with Pedro that he was the right man to take this club forward," he added.

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“He is a man of great experience and authority and the board has no doubt he will help us achieve our long-term goals. I would like to thank the Rangers supporters for their patience throughout the process but we were determined to appoint the best candidate possible.

“I would also like to thank Graeme Murty for taking control of the first team. He will complete his duties at Celtic Park on Sunday before returning to his role with the under-20s and Pedro will begin his work on Monday morning.”

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