Pedro Caixinha is hard at work planning next season’s title success.
Despite suffering emphatic home defeats from Celtic and Aberdeen since he replaced Mark Warburton the fifth best coach in Qatar has no doubt about where his company will finish next season.
Caixinha has been big on talk and short on delivery since he signed up at Ibrox with today’s media conference aimed solely at season ticket sales.
The former Santos Laguna boss has still to announce a single pre contract deal and is lumbered with a dozen journeymen contracted until 2019 and 2020.
Reasons for optimism seem thin on the ground but with season tickets to sell the message has to be upbeat regardless of reality.
“Rangers will always look to be the best team in the country,” he told the club website. “Rangers want to be big again and that’s what we are working on.
“We are not worried about the second position, we are worried about being the first one, and that’s what we are working on.
“We know that it is costing a lot of time and work and resources and everything, but that is what we are working on.
“When we came here we knew what sort of massive job we needed to do, and we are doing it. And believe me, if the things are going on this right direction, next season will be totally different.”
After signing a three year contract the former Al Gharafa boss knows that paying him off isn’t really an option for the cash strapped Ibrox side who have still to settle up with their previous management team.