Glasgow Rangers legend Graeme Souness believes new boss Pedro Caixinha will struggle to meet the expectations fans have for their club.

The former Gers midfielder won three championships whilst in his managerial position at Ibrox, but feels the Portuguese man may struggle to replicate such a feat.

Souness has spoke of how it will be an enormous job for Caixinha to take on, whilst also insisting he will have difficulty due to the lack of knowledge he has within British football.

“It will be very difficult for him to go to Rangers at a difficult time in their history,” Souness told in an interview with Sporting Life.

“They’ve got a lot less money to spend than Celtic and qualifying for the Champions League each year is getting further away for them. He’s got an enormous job on his hands.”

Souness also stated that he felt the Ibrox outfit made the wrong choice in appointing a foreign manager to the post, pointing out the lack of British coaches in the game being offered opportunities.

The former Scottish international also had spells in foreign land, with time at Galatasaray, Torino and Benfica, but defended his decision to do so.

Caixinha will continue his rebuilding job at Rangers with a trip to Rugby Park on Wednesday for the Scottish Premiership match against Kilmarnock.

His side maintain slim hopes of finishing second behind champions Celtic; they currently lie third, 10 points adrift of Aberdeen.


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