A visit by Rangers to Pittodrie has been a grudge match since the days when Sir Alex Ferguson was Dons manager but the customary hostility is not to be compared to the reception afforded to Caixinha during his spell as a coach in Mexico.
"They were greeting us using their fingers to make gestures-I used to count them and say, 'We are losing 20-0!' But I like these kinds of environments".
'Football is about challenges.
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'The players need to see this game and all the games until the end (of the season) as challenges. That's how I approach life.
'If I didn't see the chance to be here as Rangers manager as a challenge, maybe I would be in the sun now in Qatar enjoying my wages. "This game for us is important, it is definitely crucial if you want to still get second position, so it's a challenge we are glad to have and I'm counting on the players to play it the way we want them to play it".
"We always look forward to home games", he said.
But he insists he thrives under such conditions and knows his players' character will also be under the microscope at Aberdeen tomorrow.
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"It's always important - if you can finish second, it's better than finishing third", he said.
"If we are not under those conditions to be judged all the time, we are not doing nothing here".
"We are Rangers and we need to assume it, and we need to have strong character and personality".
"If the young boys play it will be a big occasion for them, the boys who have played more games can look to have a wee word in their ear and keep them right along the way", he said in his pre-match press conference on Friday.
"They have goal threats, they have players who can handle the ball well but we are at home, we are confident and we are on a good run".
Caixinha's third-placed side have drawn twice in a row, accumulating five points out of a possible nine from the manager's three matches at the helm.
Rangers are nearly certain to limp home no higher than in third place as they prepare for Sunday's Scottish Premiership showdown against Aberdeen at Pittodrie. But football is the moment and Rangers are Rangers.