Tommy Wright criticises Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha after leaks claim.
Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers will face St. Johnstone on Friday in the Scottish Premier League clash after the international break.
Ahead of the match, managers of both camps – Pedro Caixinha and Tommy Wright – have been involved in a war of words.
Caixinha claimed on Wednesday that someone from the Ibrox club leaked the information of his starting line-up to Saints the last time they met.
However, Wright has not only denied such claims, he has labelled him as “paranoid”.
The Rangers boss claimed that St. Johnstone had been given his starting line-up which allowed them to delay their training and set the team specifically.
Wright, 54, has denied such claims and has accused Caixinha of a lack of respect for other managers.
He adds that he did try to “second guess” their team, which all managers do, but neither was he given the team news, nor had he changed the training that day.
Rangers are third in the Scottish Premier League table, ahead of Saints on goal difference. Wright has suggested that Caixinha should focus on chasing Aberdeen and Celtic instead of making “fake news”.
"What he's talking about in terms of us getting their team last season, is just someone that's paranoid. I didn't get his team last season, it surprises me that he says I did. We didn't change our training regime, we didn't wait for them to finish training to get the team," said Wright, as quoted by BBC.
"It just didn't happen, so I now know what 'fake news' means, because it didn't happen. He obviously has problems, he says there's a spy in the camp, and it looks like he has a spy in our camp to be able to say we changed training, but that's duff information because it never happened.
"His focus should be chasing Celtic and making sure they don't get 10 in a row, rather than trying to play mind games and not showing respect to another manager."