PEDRO CAIXINHA has revealed he has turned to Portuguese and Mexican imports for his Rangers revolution because he sees it as less of a risk.

The Ibrox manager has completely overhauled his squad this summer after a dreadful campaign last term.

He is set to bring in at least nine players – Bruno Alves, Fabio Cardoso, Dalcio, Daniel Candeias, Ryan Jack, Carlos Pena, Eduardo Herrera, Alfredo Morelos and Graham Dorrans if a deal can be pushed through.

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And he’s now hinted there could yet be two more incoming transfers too.
Caixinha has allowed plenty of under-achieving players to leave the club as well, with more on the unwanted list.

And Caixinha, in an interview with a Portuguese publication, has revealed why he targeted the markets in the countries he used to coach in.

He said: “It’s been going very well for me in Scotland.

“The team has undergone a major refurbishment – there could be 14 players leaving and 11 players coming into the club.

“It has been a struggle against time since we have to register the players in European competitions by June 19.

“We started by analysing our current squad in training, then we looked at the Scottish market and the international scene.

“For the risk to be smaller, we went to the markets and the players we know.

“In the Europa League, our aim is to reach the Group Stage and then take it from there.”

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And Caixinha has again reiterated how impressed he has been with the size of the club.

He pointed out: “We are a big club and we are trying our best to get it back to where it was.

“It’s the biggest club where I have been a coach.

“We have 145 years of history and have won more titles than anyone else in the world.

“The goals this season are to win, win, win.

Celtic have won six straight titles, but Rangers were only in two of those leagues.

“Rangers must be the only club in the world that has been able to move from the fourth division to the Europa League in five years.

“Even when they were in the fourth division, 50,000 fans continued to go to the games. The fervour continues now and only wins are enough.”