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18th Apr, 2017 | 5:04pm

Rangers and Celtic fans react on Twitter to Alex McLeish's comments

By Amir Mir

Rangers and Celtic fans have reacted on Twitter after Alex McLeish claimed he had doubts over replacing Mark Warburton at Ibrox.

In a recent interview, the former Premier League manager, who held talks with the club after Warburton left in February, claimed that he “wasn’t 100 per cent” about taking the vacant role.

Instead, the Glasgow outfit opted to appoint Pedro Caixinha as their new boss, with the Portuguese winning three of his matches so far.

“I wasn’t close. I had doubts about it,” McLeish revealed, as quoted by the Daily Record. ” It was never 100 per cent, ‘yes, I am going back to Rangers’.”

The Old Firm on duo didn’t seem to believe McLeish after he made these comments with some stating he always wanted the job.

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Others laughed at his comments as both Rangers and Celtic supporters shut down the senior man for his comments.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/geemacl/status/854353276711694336

https://twitter.com/paulgerardjohn1/status/854325701981425665

McLeish was the manager at the Gers during the mid-noughties where he enjoyed great success, including winning the treble.

Caixinha will be looking to win his first major trophy with the club as they take on Celtic in a Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday afternoon.

Brendan Rodgers side have won the bragging rights over their rivals during this season, picking up three wins and securing one draw.

However, the Gers will have the chance to earn revenge when the duo meet at the weekend for a cup tie.

That match will be followed by a Scottish Premiership encounter at Ibrox on April 29, with the Bhoys already crowned champions.

In other Rangers news, Marco Negri has revealed what the club need to do to challenge Celtic. 

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