PEDRO CAIXINHA insists he won’t change his ways after hitting the headlines during his first couple of months at Ibrox.
McInnes was unhappy that Caixinha expressed his admiration for captain Ryan Jack before the Dons’ trip to Glasgow on Wednesday night and claims that his side were coming to the end of their ‘cycle’ as best of the rest in the Premiership.
Hibernian manager Neil Lennon labelled Caixinha ‘average’ and former Celtic star Charlie Nicholas accused him of thinking ‘he owns our country’.
But the 46-year-old isn’t interested in how he is perceived away from Ibrox despite his critics lining up to shoot him down in recent weeks.
He said: “As long as I have the support of this club and the support of the people who brought me to this club I am fine with it.
“Football is about work, football is about progress and football is about having a strong and competitive team that goes on the pitch and gives everything to win matches. I came here to do my job, that’s all.
“Media is part of my job but I will do things and say things that are in my head.
“I will give my opinion and not what is good for you to hear from me.
“I take my statements and I take responsibility all the time.
“I have my own mind and I won’t act differently if I am being criticised.
“I don’t know the football commentators. Outside these walls people know this club is getting ready for action again.
“It’s being rebuilt and that’s maybe what is costing for some people.
“I am defending this badge and this club and that’s what really matters to me.
“This work is not about being welcomed, it’s about work. I will keep working.
“It’s not the first time I have been in a new environment, I just focus on my work.
“I do my work, represent and defend my club all the time. That’s all I do.
“It’s different working here. It’s just a different culture, a different country.”
Caixinha has won just five of his ten matches in charge of Rangers since he was appointed as Mark Warburton’s successor in March.
He saw his side suffer their worst ever Old Firm defeat at Ibrox last month and on Wednesday night Aberdeen won in Govan for the first time in 26 years.
And Caixinha is determined to lead by example next term as Rangers gear up for a return to Europa League and another crack at the Premiership.
He said: “It is always important to win matches and always important to give a good last image, totally.
“The culture I don't want to change, but I want to take advantage of the massive history and tradition of this club.
“I want to remind everyone who is working here just how huge and massive this club is. That is what sometimes people don’t understand that I am respecting.
“145 years, it is too much history to be disrespectful of at this club.
“I am the face of this club at this moment. As all the managers who passed before me well. They weren't defending the club as well? That is what I am doing.
“I know that the attacks are coming from everywhere but I don't care about it. I am that sort of leader who gives the face and gives the body, so that is what I am going to do.”