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Clint Hill Describes How Pedro Caixinha Told Him His Rangers Stay Was Over

Clint Hill Describes How Pedro Caixinha Told Him His Rangers Stay Was Over

Clint Hill has described how Pedro Caixinha told him his Rangers career was over, insisting he holds no grudges with the Portuguese coach over his exit.

A few eyebrows were raised when Hill arrived at Ibrox in the summer of 2016 when he was then aged 37, but he went on to establish himself in the first-team after being one of Rangers’ most consistent performers, and there’s absolutely no doubt he left Glasgow as a cult figure.

The Englishman admits he wanted to stay in the Scottish Premiership for one more season with the Gers, but at 38, it appears Caixinha wanted to replace him with some younger, fresher blood.

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Speaking in an interview with the Herald, Hill was asked if there’s any hard feelings, and he said: “Oh no, there was nothing like that. That is football.

“It was very respectful in the way he spoke to me about it.

“There were no text messages or phone calls, it was face-to-face and we were looking at each other explaining our reasons.

“I have got a lot of respect for that. That is the way I want to be handled as a player so there were no complaints or any animosity from me.

“Obviously I would have loved to have stayed at that club because once you leave you realise how special a place it is.

“But there is absolutely no animosity towards the manager and I just want Rangers to do well now.”

Having previously played in the English Premier League with QPR, Hill has since signed for Carlisle United in England’s League Two since leaving Rangers and shows no signs of hanging up his boots any time soon.

But what do you make of his comments?

Could he have done a job for Rangers this season too? Did Caixinha get rid of him too quickly?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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