Sky Sports presenter issues fresh response after Warburton rant, has message for Caixinha
By Amir Mir
Sky Sports presenter David Tanner has apologised to former Rangers manager Mark Warburton following recent criticism.
Broadcaster Tanner, who has since deleted his Instagram rant about Warburton, slammed the Englishmen for always thinking he was being misquoted and claimed he knew very little.
He stated that he meant “no offence” to the club’s new manager Pedro Caixinha, who he initially praised for the manner in which he conducted himself to the media.
TV host, Tanner can be regularly seen on viewers screens when Sky Sports are broadcasting Scottish Premiership matches.
Following the Gers’ 3-0 win over second-placed Aberdeen on Sunday afternoon, Tanner issued this fresh response to Warburton.
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“By the way, I meant no offence to anyone in a recent post about the new manager of Rangers, Pedro Caixinha,” Tanner wrote on his personal Instagram account.
“Apologies to Mark Warburton or anyone who took offence, that certainly wasn’t my intention. Best of luck to him and big Davie Weir at Forest.”
Some pics from a busy weekend in the NE! It was great having @krisboyd.9 of @kilmarnockfootballclub in with Neilly and me today. @rangersfc got their best win of the season at Pittodrie, although, the lads agreed with Derek McInnes when he said that @officialaberdeenfc were the better side. Boydy is a tremendous analyst and he has a journalist’s eye for a news line as he shows in his must-read column in the Scottish Sun. It was a high-octane encounter; after the Premiership splits, the Dons go to Ibrox and Celtic visit Pittodrie. Those will also be crackers????????. On the way home, Neil and I stopped in Sunny Stonehaven at the award-winning chipper @thebayfish for, erm, a Superfood salad… On the last leg of the journey home, another Ibrox legend Willie Johnston sat next to me on the train! Random! Massive thanks to all at Number 10 for a great meal for my colleagues. Our new number 1 in Aberdeen. By the way, I meant no offence to anyone in a recent post about the new manager of Rangers, Pedro Caixinha. Apologies to Mark Warburton or anyone who took offence, that certainly wasn’t my intention. Best of luck to him and big Davie Weir at Forest. Next up for us is Ross County v the Champions – see you on Easter Sunday! We’ll know by then if my self-imposed chocolate ban can withstand its biggest test yet… #aberdeen #rangers #ladbrokespremiership #spfl #scottish #football #scottishfootball #premiership #pittodrie #stonehaven #chips #awardwinning #fish #krisboyd @ladbrokes
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Warburton left his post at Ibrox in February, with the club announcing that he had resigned from his job as he continued to deny those claims.
He has since taken over the managerial role at Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest, with former Al-Gharafa manager, Caixinha brought in as his replacement.
The Portuguese has since recorded two wins and two draws with his new side and is looking to close an unlikely nine-point gap on the second-placed Dons.
There are a number of big matches coming up for Caixinha, including an Old Firm clash against Celtic on April 23, with the winner set to face either Aberdeen or Hibernian in the final of the Scottish Cup.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton delivers brutal putdown of Gers attacker.