I'm still the man to take Rangers forward, insists Pedro Caixinha

Embattled Pedro Caixinha last night insisted he remained the man to take Rangers forward, despite his team falling to fourth in the Premiership table after losing a 93rd-minute equaliser at home to Kilmarnock in madcap '¨circumstances.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha watches on from the stands. Picture: SNS Group

That leveller by former Rangers player Chris Burke, which followed the Ibrox side missing a penalty in added time and having Ryan Jack red-carded for a headbutt on Kirk Broadfoot, was just one more calamity in a week full of them for Caixinha.

A win last night seemed imperative for the Portuguese following Sunday’s 2-0 League Cup semi-final loss to Motherwell.

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But the inability of his players to provide one led to Caixinha cutting a subdued figure post-match.

Asked if he was worried about his future, Caixinha said: “No I’m just worried about getting down to work in the morning and to do my very best. I’ll keep looking forward as usual.”

When it was put to him whether he considered he was “still the right man to take Rangers forward”, he said: “Yes I am.”

He was then asked what he would say to the fans, he replied. “They don’t deserve to pass through this situation.

“As I’ve told you all the time, we work for them and I’m more disappointed for them. Because, besides being the Rangers manager, I’m also a Rangers fan. I’m blue inside.”