Norwich City chief Alex Neil dismisses Rangers job link

Norwich City manager Alex Neil has shot down speculation touting him with the Rangers job. Picture:

Norwich City manager Alex Neil has shot down speculation touting him with the Rangers job. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil has shot down speculation touting him with the Rangers vacancy.

Neil's assistant, Alan Irvine, was linked with the Ibrox giants last week and in recent days Neil found himself top of some betting markets as the successor to Mark Warburton.

The Glaswegian, however, made it clear on Friday afternoon at his pre-match press call ahead of Saturday's Championship trip to Sheffield Wednesday there was nothing in the link.

'Speculation, as usual. The simple fact is I have had absolutely no contact and heard nothing from no-one. I was as much surprised as anyone else,' he said. 'I have no intention of going anywhere. I have a big job ahead of me at Norwich and I am hoping I can get us into a position to finish this season well, first and foremost, and I am really hopeful for the future with some of the young players coming through. My sole intentions are on that.

'(Does it perhaps show the job I have done?) I think some Norwich fans would disagree. Looking at any club you would see what you want to do, who is out there and then go and bring someone in who can fit the mould of that process. That is how I believe clubs embark on a recruitment process when it comes to a new manager. It is probably someone I know who has stuck a £5 on it. I honestly don't know. I'll be honest for me it is irrelevant. It doesn't bother me. I don't talk about speculation in regard to my players and it is the same thing here. That is all it is.

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'Whatever happens at Rangers, will happen. The vast majority of rumours that happen in football most of them have no basis to them. It is just somebody has made it up somewhere. This is just another one that someone has made up. I didn't spend any time thinking about it. I got a lot of texts and a lot of phone calls, which is just normal. I have no interest in what happens at Rangers. I am focused on Norwich.'

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