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Stoke boss Paul Lambert explains links with Rangers

New Stoke City boss Paul Lambert has revealed that there was “absolutely no chance” that he was in talks with Rangers over succeeding Pedro Caixinha as manager of the Scottish giants.

Caixinha was sacked by the Gers in October following a several month spell in charge of the club and has since been replaced by the clubs Under-20’s head coach Graeme Murty on an interim basis.

During his playing days, Lambert spent eight years with the Celtic and also captained the side during their 2003 UEFA Cup final defeat at the hands of Porto who were at the time managed by Jose Mourinho.

Despite having been linked with the Rangers managerial position, Lambert insists that his ties remain with Celtic.

“Oh no!Absolutely no chance. No, no,” Lambert said.

“Listen, I had a fantastic time at Celtic. I’m really proud of what we done there, captaining the club and things like that. I always keep an eye on how they get on and there’s good people there, people I know well – Brendan’s doing a great job there.

“My ties are obviously with Celtic, so absolutely not – that  just makes me laugh.”