JORG ALBERTZ hopes Pedro Caixinha will be given time before things settle down at Rangers.

The Portuguese coach will attempt to derail Brendan Rodgers’ previously-unstoppable Celtic in Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final.

Former midfield powerhouse Albertz said: “Everybody deserves a chance. It’s a huge club and you can’t step in and all of a sudden everything will be fine again. You need some time.

“They must give him time, but, of course, we all want success for Rangers. That’s the thing that’s been away for so many years now.

“Hopefully, we will have a glorious time again, but I think it still takes time. We need to give the manager time, as well.

“Sometimes you think people come to Scottish football thinking it’s easy, but it’s not.

“To play for a club like Rangers is not easy, either. I think a lot of the players who joined Rangers don’t know how big the club is and I think they need to find out. Maybe they also need to take a bit of time themselves.

“I was fortunate to play in the glory times there. I had some great memories and, hopefully, they will come back.”

Albertz looked ahead and said: “Getting back into Europe will attract good players to join the club again.

“At the moment, if we are being honest, who wants to play in the Scottish league not with a view to play in Europe?

“If you want good players, you need success, you need to play in Europe to attract the players then, hopefully, their time will come again.”


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