19 Nov Title-stripping row: I worked hard for those titles, says Miller
Rangers striker Kenny Miller hit back at those demanding the club to be stripped of titles, saying they earned that success on the park.
Miller’s former Celtic team-mate Darren O’Dea stated he thinks Rangers should be stripped of titles they won between the years of 2001-2010 if they are found guilty of breaching tax rules with their use of EBTs.
HMRC won their appeal into Rangers’ use of EBTs but an appeal can still be made to the Supreme Court by liquidators of ‘Oldco’ Rangers BDO by December 2.
However, Miller says the titles were won on the park and their hard work shouldn’t be overlooked.
“Talk of EBTs and title stripping? That is something that is outwith our control,” he said.
“It’s been going on a few years. We’re just firmly focused the next game. I know it’s a cliché, but the manager wouldn’t have it any other way.
“People will have their comments on it but for us I know how hard I had to work to earn the titles I earned and for me that’s good enough.”
The 35-year-old, who signed a new one-year extension to his contract which will keep him at the club until at least the summer of 2017, says he would love to sign off with winning the Premiership title.
“It gives me the opportunity to have a real go at winning the league back and ideally, which for me I’d love to finish here.
“That’s what we want to do. We want to win the league this year and get back into the top flight and ultimately win that league back.
“That’s what the fans expect and the players are demanding of each other we don’t want to be up there and just challenging as a top six team we need to be challenging for that league.”
Miller says he’d love to go into management and it would be a “dream” to manage Rangers one day and the current boss of the Light Blues, Mark Warburton, believes he has got the potential to be a great manager.
Warburton said: “Absolutely, he has great game knowledge.
“He’s played at the highest level, has good ideas about the game and he embraces new ideas as well so I’ve got no doubt that Kenny can go on to be an outstanding coach, manager or whatever he chooses to do.”