FORMER Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has been branded a 'professional liar' after his first game in charge of his new club in Argentina.

Caixinha became the first ever Portuguese boss to manage in Argentina after he was fired from his second stint at Santos Laguna and was surprisingly appointed manager of Atletico Talleres.

He caused a stir by bizarrely wearing Talleres' strip at his media unveiling and insisted he would keep it on for the rest of the campaign.

He said: "The reason I am wearing the shirt of this club is that I now consider myself just one more fan.

"I will wear it until the end of the season."

However, he got off to a disappointing start when his side crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Gimnasia in his first game at the weekend.

And Argentina's top football pundit, Pablo Carrozza, has launched an astonishing attack on the flop ex-Ibrox boss.

He said: "Pedro Caixinha is a professional liar.

"Everything is smoke and mirrors with him. He turns up with his strip on and says he won't take it off. He thinks he is still in Mexico. This is Argentina.

"He's totally useless, but someone manages to convince others that he can do the job. It's a disaster waiting to happen."

Caixinha had a disastrous seven-month spell in charge at Ibrox in 2017 before he was axed and then returned to Mexico to manage Cruz Azul, then Saudi Arabia at Al-Shabab before returning to his first club in Mexico, Santos Laguna. He was sacked from all of them.