PEDRO Caixinha told his critics last night that he has no intention of altering his abrasive style of management and expects all his summer signings to display a similar mentality. Rangers' fiery Portuguese manager fell foul of former Celtic striker and Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas this week for "walking in and thinking he owns our country" but the 46-year-old said that all he was doing during a week of terse tit-for-tat with Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was defending the club's honour.

One man who certainly fits that bill is Caixinha's countryman Bruno Alves, a warlike Portuguese international central defender, who has reportedly agreed to join on a free transfer from Cagliari. Caixinha would neither confirm or deny the 35-year-old's arrival but said by this time next week he would be able to present a fairly exhaustive list of the club's summer transfer dealings - both in and out.

"First of all the players need to know which club they are coming to," said Caixinha. "They need to feel that passion just to represent such a big club like this. When they come by my hand and they know me, they are playing first of all for the club, but they are also playing for me and you start to know how I am. I am looking to build the team under my image."

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Asked specifically about the Nicholas comments, he said: “Who? I came here to do my job, that’s all," he added. "Media is part of my job but I will do things and say things that are in my head. I have my own mind and I won’t act differently if I am being criticised.

"I don’t know the football commentators. But outside these walls people know this club is getting ready for action again. It’s being rebuilt and that’s maybe what is costing for some people. I am defending this badge and this club and that’s what really matters to me.

"I am the face of this club at this moment," he added. "All the managers who passed before me, they weren't defending the club as well? That is what I am doing. I know that the attacks are coming from everywhere but I don't care about it. As long as I have the support of this club and the support of the people who brought me to this club I am fine with it."

Sunday sees the curtain fall on an underwhelming campaign for the Ibrox side upon their return to the Ladbrokes Premiership and Caixinha said it was "always important to give a good last image". He said much would change in the fortnight between their last match and the players reporting for pre-season training on June 5, and not just in terms of personnel.

"I don't want to change the culture, but I want to take advantage of the massive history and tradition of this club," said Caixinha. "I want to remind everyone who is working here just how huge and massive this club is. Sometimes people don't understand that this is what I am respecting. One hundred and 45 years, it is too much history to be disrespectful of."

The Portuguese stonewalled questions about his recruitment plans, apart from the throwaway comment that "Bruno Alves is a fantastic player. I would like to sign him, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi." “I will have all the pleasure to maybe give you two pages next week," he added. "Players in and players out and your questions regarding to that will be answered. You will have two pages, whether it is one name or ten. I will be glad to give the two pages as soon as possible. Maybe it will be one [players out] then the other [players in] but you will have two pages."

Caixinha also confirmed that he had sat down with Aberdeen manager McInnes for a glass of wine in the wake of Wednesday night's 2-1 defeat, drawing something of a line under a saga which began when the Rangers manager claimed he had been snubbed by the Dons boss following last month's 3-0 win at Pittodrie, although the picture he painted wasn't one of too much personal warmth between the two men. "I said I had a glass of wine with him," said Caixinha. "Sometimes you have a glass and don’t talk. After that, everything was clear. When the window is open it is clear."