'Only exception is with Rangers' - Joey Barton makes Hibs, Aberdeen or Hearts claim to ram it down Old Firm
The former Manchester City midfielder moved to Ibrox from Burnley in the summer of 2016 to play for Mark Warburton. However, he featured just eight times and would leave in November after falling out with the manager. He has since claimed the club would have won their 55th Premiership if they stuck with him rather than Warburton. And now Barton, who currently manages Bristol Rovers, feels he may have to return to Scotland as a manager to “ram it down the Old Firm’s throats” with Rangers the “only exception” to a successful career at his various clubs.
“My time at Ibrox is the only black mark I’ve got in my copybook as a player,” he told the Scottish Sun. “I can’t count myself successful as a Rangers player because I fell out with the manager there and wasn’t allowed enough time to prove myself. If the powers-that-be had got rid of Warburton and stuck by me, they would have won their 55th title a lot sooner than they did under Steven Gerrard.”
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