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Rangers boss slams door on Dons rival

 

By Andy Newport

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha clashed with Aberdeen rival Derek McInnes last night, telling the Dons boss not to come to the door of his Ibrox office.

The Portuguese engaged in a series of touchline spats with his counterpart as the Dons claimed their first Ibrox triumph in a quarter of a century with a 2-1 win last night.

And as the teams made their way up the tunnel, Caxinha turned to McInnes and his coaching staff and told them they were not welcome for a post-match drink after claiming he had been snubbed when the teams met at Pittodrie last month.

Asked about the post-match squabble, the Rangers coach said: "I was just saluting him and saying I didn't understand the reason why he invited me to be received in his office and didn't show up at the previous match.

"So I said that if you didn't show up in the previous match, you are definitely not welcome to come to my office. It is a question of respect. If I am not being respected then, please, don't show up."

But McInnes told Caixinha he had got events at April's Granite City clash all wrong.

"He's mistaken," he said. "I was doing my media duties as I normally do and there is absolutely no way I would be like that with any manager and I never will. Every manager is welcome in my office and I always make the point. It's not something you can aim at me. He's wrong."

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