FORMER Rangers striker Kris Boyd has slammed new Ibrox boss Pedro Caixinha and accused him of “arrogance” after the goalless draw at Kilmarnock in midweek.
And the veteran frontman insists the Gers players are not entirely happy with his methods.
The Portuguese boss flummoxed just about everyone when he named his team to face Killie 24 hours ahead of the game at Rugby Park. Many felt Caixinha was being disrespectful by revealing his line-up so far in advance.
Boyd said: “Pedro Caixinha this week showed an arrogant streak that didn’t sit well with me.
“Naming his Rangers team 24 hours before they came to Rugby Park struck me as a downright cheek.
“The Ibrox manager was taking a liberty and I didn’t think very much of it, if I’m being honest.
“It was like he was saying to us at Kilmarnock: ‘Look, I can name my line-up and still beat you’. Put it this way, I’ll hopefully be a manager one day and it’s not something I’d ever do.
”There have been rumblings in the game for weeks that the lads aren’t entirely happy with the new regime.
“Caixinha has brought in a six-day week and told the players they’ll only get 10 days off in the summer. That’s his call, but if he’s not careful that sort of thing can easily and quickly backfire on a manager.
“It’s one thing to work hard, but players sometimes need to get away from each other and switch off.
“Caixinha clearly has his own way, like how he revealed his team before he came to Kilmarnock.
“Like I say, I found that a weird one. It’s not the way we work here in Scotland, maybe that’s something he has to realise for himself.
“He didn’t do it for today’s match, did he? And I very much doubt he’ll make that mistake again.”
* Boyd was talking in his column in the Scottish Sun on Sunday.