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Angry rant and sacking brings chaos amid Rangers bid

Bordeaux' Uruguyan head coach Gustavo Poyet looks on during the French L1 football match between Bordeaux (FCGB) and Nice (OGCN) on February 25, 2018, at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in...

Glasgow Rangers are trying to fend off interest in Steven Gerrard's first choice striker Alfredo Morelos.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers snubbed a bid from Bordeaux this week for Steven Gerrard's favoured striker Alfredo Morelos, SkySports reported.

The French side have now been plunged into chaos, boosting Rangers chances of keeping the Colombian at Ibrox.

 

This is due to Bordeaux selling striker Gaetan Laborde this week to Montpellier, against manager Gus Poyet's wishes.

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French website Les Echos report Poyet publicly expressing his anger at the board.

Bordeaux' Uruguyan head coach Gustavo Poyet looks on during the French L1 football match between Bordeaux (FCGB) and Nice (OGCN) on February 25, 2018, at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in...

Poyet said: "It's a shame to have done this against me, the players and the fans, I can not accept that."

Poyet's rant went further, threatening to quit, calling the club 'a disgrace' - and The Mirror report he has now been sacked.

Bordeaux sold Laborde for £4 million, just over the £3.75 million they bid for Rangers ace Morelos.

The French side cashed in on winger Malcom to Barcelona for £32 million earlier this summer, and have spent transfer fees on only two players.

Poyet's palpable anger could have put pressure on the Bordeaux board to sign a replacement, and return for Morelos

But with the manager now gone, and a new manager required, Rangers' chances of keeping their star man have probably been boosted.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox...

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