Pedro Caixinha breaks into song
By Decord reporter Spew Heevins
Rangers’ visionary manager Pedro Caixinha has given a wide-ranging exclusive interview with the Decord, showing him to one of the deep thinkers of the global game whose philosophy is set to return the venerable old Govan club to where they belong in the upper echelons of European football.
We’ve got the full transcript here:
RD: Just how much of a blow was the defeat to Hibs at the weekend?
PC: Whatever kills you makes you stronger. That’s what the song says and I believe it. We’ll be much stronger on Saturday now, you’ll see.
RD: How much money will Dave King make available to you to strengthen this Rangers side?
PC: I don’t care too much for money – money can’t buy me love. My players love me. The Rangers fans love me. We are the people. I don’t need money. My squad is the strongest in Scotland
RD: What can you say to reassure Rangers fans, concerned about your stuttering start to the season?
PC: The only way is up, baby. Things can only get better. We won’t be playing Hibernian every week. We have some home games coming up against Kilmarnock and Motherwell, so God only knows why some people are worried. It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.
RD: Tell us about your footballing philosophy. What is it makes your teams tick?
PC: It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it. That’s what gets results. You know, you’ve got to speed it up, and then you’ve got to slow it down. If you believe that a team can hit the top, you’ve got to play around. And soon you will find there comes a time for making your mind up. Then you have to stick to it. And that’s what we always try to do.
RD: How soon can the Rangers fans expect to see your footballing philosophy in action? How long till you can implement it?
PC: Mmmmmm. It’s a long and winding road. But someone once told me there’s always gonna be another mountain. I’m always gonna wanna make it move. Always gonna be a uphill battle. Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose. It Ain’t about how fast I get there and it ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side. It’s the climb. And I believe that.
RD: So we might have a wait a while until you’ve got the team playing the way you want it to?
PC: Yes. You can’t hurry love. No, you just have to wait. Love don’t come easy, it’s a game of give and take. The best things come to those who wait.
RD: What can Rangers fans expect to see from your team this season?
PC: We will… we will… rock you. We will… we will… rock you.
RD: You mean Rangers could win the SPFL Premiership?
PC: There’s been so many things that held us down. But now it looks like things are finally coming around. I know we’ve got a long long way to go. And where we’ll end up, I don’t know. But we won’t let nothing hold us back. We’re putting ourselves together. We’re polishing up our act. Well and if you’ve ever been held down before, I know you refuse to be held down any more. well don’t you let nothing, nothing stand in your way. I want you to listen, listen to every word I say, every word I say.
Ain’t no stopping us now, we’re on the move. Ain’t no stopping us now, we’ve got the groove.
RD: That’s brilliant Pedro, we’re just blown away by your visionariness and super excited about the prospect of Rangers being back in the Champions League this time next year. Thanks so much for your time.
PC: I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life. Oh just to be with you is having the best day of my life