As he leads Sevco from one embarrassment to another the clock is ticking down on Pedro Caixinha’s time at Ibrox.
The euphoria that greeted the appointment of the fifth best coach in Qatar has died a death with the reality on view on a weekly basis.
Four home defeats have been hard enough for season-ticket holders to handle but when those results have come from Celtic, Aberdeen and Hibs Caixinha should keep a close eye on the murky figures in the shadows at Ibrox.
After the 0-0 draw with Hearts the message seemed to be that the former Santos Laguna boss needed to win all three SPFL matches in the lead up to facing Celtic.
Two wins and a draw at Partick Thistle edged Caixinha towards the exit with almost no-one in the media stating a case for sticking with the latest man charged with stopping 10-in-a-row.
Without doubt the message from Ibrox is dictated by James Traynor.
In terms of crisis with pesky foreigners there is one safe pair of hands that clubs from Ibrox will always turn to.
With the pressure building the sight of Traynor and Walter Smith in friendly conversation at Ibrox today is one that Caixinha should take note of.
By Monday morning the message will be loud and clear, the caravan has stalled and the devil dogs are howling away at the latest victim of the Celtic juggernaut.