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I’ll always be a Rangers title winner: Amoruso

Lorenzo Amoruso is adamant Rangers won their championships because they were the best team on the park, not because of finances off it.

The Scottish champions were plunged into administration last month and the Scottish Football Association yesterday confirmed they had adjourned a hearing into whether owner Craig Whyte and Rangers have breached several of their rules until next month.

The Glasgow giants are also under investigation by the Scottish Premier League over allegations that the club made undisclosed payments to players.

The claims surround the use of employee benefit trusts (EBTs) during Sir David Murray's reign and stripping Rangers of titles won since the SPL's inception in 1998 is one of the more severe sanctions which could be handed down.

Italian defender Amoruso said: “They are investigating everything now. They want to try to take away the trophies we won.

“One thing is for sure, even if they want to take the trophies away from this club, we won the trophies on the pitch. So they can do anything they want.

“The metal cup won't be here anymore if they do that, but we know for sure that we won the trophies on the pitch, with sweat and running and shouting and co-operating with team-mates and the gaffer.

“Nobody will take that away from us and the fans.

“We won the trophies on the pitch because we were better than the other teams, that's it.”

Amoruso is back in Glasgow for tomorrow's Rangers Legends match against AC Milan Glorie at Ibrox and has been stunned by the turmoil surrounding his former club.

He added: “It's amazing to see Rangers in this situation. What we need is for somebody to come in who will be passionate, like the players who have worn the jersey for so many years and won trophies for the club.

“He has to try to win his trophy — which is basically saving the club. That's the thing the fans would like to get from the next owner of Rangers.”

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