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Rangers dressing room leaks will be plugged: Caixinha

By Andy Newport

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has vowed to crack down on leaks from the dressing room. Caixinha — whose third-placed side host Hearts in the league tomorrow — has been unhappy with a number of stories dripping out about his first-team squad since taking charge six weeks ago.

His latest gripe came after news broke that he told defenders Clint Hill and Philippe Senderos they will not be handed new deals.

Now the Portuguese boss has promised to find the source of the leaks, and warned that anyone caught speaking out of turn will risk his wrath.

He said: “We don’t comment on speculation. I can confirm I’ve spoken to three players so far and those three players know what is going to happen for next season.

“The majority of the speculation is coming from inside and that is my main concern.

“We need to identify (who is leaking) and then seal it.

“No leaks, no leaks. That is a point we need to understand.

“I found when I was working at Sporting Lisbon things came out easy. Benfica rules Portuguese football nowadays. But back then it was Porto.

“Nothing comes from Benfica unless they want it to be known. That is why they are successful.

“With Porto, they had a president who said when players were coming in or moving, ‘If something appeared in a newspaper and I’m dealing with you, our deal is done. I’m not dealing with you’.

“I found that a very good principle and they were successful. I try to follow successful people.”

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