Warburton denies BT Sport rift
Rangers boss Mark Warburton once again expressed his dismay with the Scottish media, accusing them of “looking for stories” where there are none.
It was reported earlier this week that BT Sport bosses were unhappy with the Rangers manager for failing to give an interview after Friday night’s win over Inverness.
However, Warburton insists he was merely busy, and that his absence had nothing to do with prior criticism from pundit Chris Sutton. (Daily Mail)
Mönchengladbach win at Twitter
The old joke goes: who’s the least popular person at a Borussia Mönchengladbach game? It’s the fan who stands up and shouts “give me a B...”
Well, one Glasgow pub employee clearly resonated with the spirit of the gag, as he took three light-hearted attempts to spell ‘Mönchengladbach’ before scoring each out and writing ‘A German Team’ instead on the advertising chalkboard.
However, the Bundesliga side would had the final laugh. Upon seeing the display, they tweeted a picture while changing the name of their official Twitter account to ‘A German Team’. Well done, lads, well done. (HITC)
Old Firm’s ‘Euroleague’ plan
The agent of Henrik Larsson has revealed that Celtic and Rangers were very close to quitting Scottish football in 1999 after plans to begin a new ‘Euroleague’ fell apart in the final stages.
Rob Jansen insists he held discussions with the two Scottish clubs, along with PSV, Ajax, Porto, Anderlecht and several others, about splitting away from their domestic leagues.
He even says sponsors were in place, but Uefa crushed the plans after they were leaked to European football’s governing body. (Daily Record)
NEWS IN BRIEF
• Kenny Jackett is favourite to become next Rotherham United manager after the club sacked Alan Stubbs. (Various)