RANGERS boss Steven Gerrard is unlikely to get an increased offer from Bordeaux for striker Alfredo Morelos.

A £3.75million bid from the French outfit for the Colombian was knocked back earlier this week.

Gerrard was bracing himself for another move for the 22-year-old frontman who was the club’s top scorer last season with 18 goals.

However, Bordeaux have just suspended manager Gus Poyet after a sensational bust-up where he labelled the club “a disgrace”.

The former Brighton and Sunderland gaffer was raging when he discovered forward Gaetan Laborde had been sold to rivals Montpellier without his knowledge.

The side reached the Europa League play-off with a 2-1 victory over FC Marioupoul on Thursday, but Poyet, who has only been in charge since January, insisted he no longer has “the desire to continue” at the helm.

The 50-year-old Uruguayan said: “No, I am not happy. It is one of my worst days at the club.

“What the club have done with Gaetan Laborde is a disgrace.

“I think we have to stop here. I told the club not to let him leave until we had bought someone else.”

A fuming Poyet, who was originally banned from the club for a week, added: “They have not recruited and they let Laborde go.

“I arrived at 11.35am. Laborde was not here. He was in Montpellier. Nobody told me anything.

“I want to talk to my agent and I am going to make a decision. I don’t know how this is going to finish.

“Do I have the desire to continue? No. They have done that against me, against the players and the supporters.

“I need an explanation from the club – from the owner or the president. They are going to explain to me tomorrow and we will see if I carry on or not.

“Am I going to resign? I don’t know.”

Eric Bedouet will take charge of the squad in the absence of Poyet and will prepare them for tomorrow’s trip to Toulouse.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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