Kenny Miller calls Rangers axe 'nonsense' as he blasts Caixinha
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Kenny Miller calls Rangers axe 'nonsense' as he blasts Caixinha

Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller has opened up on being banished from the first-team while Pedro Caixinha was manager – and admitted that he turned to Ibrox icon Walter Smith for advice.

Miller claims that he “sensed” what was going to happen after losing an Old Firm, calling Caixinha’s decision to axe him “nonsense.”

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The now-retired striker outlasted Caixinha at Ibrox, eventually leaving before Steven Gerrard took over and admits that being bombed out broke his heart before bouncing back.

“What happened was nonsense. The thing about it was I could see it coming and tried to stop it from happening by being a man and speaking to him,” Miller told the Scottish Sun.

“But he didn’t want to know and that was it.

“I sensed what he was going to do after the game we lost to Celtic.

“We were playing Hamilton the following weekend and I just knew from the Monday of that week I wouldn’t be in the squad on Friday.

“I phoned Walter Smith and Davie Weir for advice and told them that.

“But after I went to confront him there was nothing I could do. He was making decisions based on other things which didn’t make sense.

“Did what happened at Rangers hurt me? Yes.

“Did it break my heart? Absolutely it did. But did it break me? No, never.”

Miller is now working as assistant manager to Carl Robinson at Newcastle Jets in Australia after hanging up his boots.

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His new side have gained three wins and two draws from five games since his arrival as he embarks on a new career on the other side of the touchline.

After moving on from Ibrox, Caixinha took the reigns with Liga MX side Cruz Azul but left them in 2019 after winning just twice in the opening eight games of the Apertura competition.

 

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