REPUBLIC OF IRELAND star Alan Judge has revealed he turned down the chance to team up again with his ex-Brentford boss Mark Warburton – because of his love of Celtic!

The Dublin-born midfielder, 27, said Warburton had been a huge influence in his career, but also admitted there was NO WAY he would move to Ibrox.

Hoops fan Judge said: “I wouldn’t be going to Rangers (sic) – not a chance.

“I had a call in the summer and I went: ‘Are you kidding me? I’d get killed if I went up there!’

“Was I asked? Yeah, of course, he did, but, no, not a chance.

“He’s a great manager and was the reason I went to Brentford. I’ve a lot to thank him for and I’d really look forward to working with him again in the future, if that’s possible.

“But it’s only a possibility if he ever moves on.”

Rangers were put into liquidation in 2012 and their league place taken by Dundee FC. A successor club was created by founding father Charles Green and the new club was admitted to the fourth tier of Scottish Football where they played against sides like Stirling Albion, losing 1-0.


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