Former Rangers boss reveals approach from 'third party' over Sheffield Wednesday job

Former Glasgow Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has hinted that he was approached to interview for the Sheffield Wednesday job this summer ahead of the appointment of Garry Monk.

Saturday, 25th April 2020, 12:21 pm
Updated Sunday, 26th April 2020, 8:28 pm

The Portuguese, who spent eight largely unsuccessful months at Ibrox, told Record he had been contacted by a ‘third party’ agency during the Owls’ two-month search for a replacement for Steve Bruce.

Monk’s assistant Lee Bullen oversaw the first six matches of the season before Monk’s appointment in September and Caixinha, who left Mexican giants Cruz Azul around the same time of Monk’s appointment, was a name fleetingly linked with the club.

Asked whether he had been approached for a new job the 49-year-old confirmed there had been an approach from Brazilian club Vasco da Gama.

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Carlos Carvalhal was also reportedly linked with the Vasco da Gama job.

“There were only approaches from third parties,” Caixinha said when asked of links with the Hillsborough hotseat.

“This situation is somewhat similar to that of Vasco da Gama.

“We are looking for a project where there is mutual identification. A project that is structurally building a club and simultaneously fighting for titles.”

Pedro Caixinha revealed he was approached by a third party over the Sheffield Wednesday job in the summer.

Caixinha previously worked with Owls loanee Josh Windass and despite a turbulent time in Scotland, developed a good relationship with the midfielder.

“Josh is a nice boy and a very good player, with huge potential,” he said in August 2017. “We just need to work with him on the mental side in order for him to have more self-confidence and to believe more in himself.”