Joey Barton continues his war of words at new club Rangers.
The controversial player is yet to play for the Rangers team but the former Manchester City and Newcastle United player has been very vocal in his exchanges with Celtic captain Scott Brown.
Barton tried to cut the excitement of meeting Brendan Rodgers at Celtic Park when he said the former Liverpool coach was yet to win a single trophy. Before this he claimed he was not in the same league as Brown, sparking a response from the captain.
The player who played his youth football at Manchester joined Newcastle in 2007. He moved to Queen Park Rangers four years later then moved to France a year later on loan. He remained at the club pending his free transfer to Burnley FC. He only just agreed personal terms to join Rangers where he would play in the coming campaign.
The 33-year old midfielder has always attracted negative news but the assistant coach of Rangers David Weir says the club wouldn’t try to change him in any way. The player also had a go at the former coaches of the Three Lions in Roy Hodgson and Gary Neville, based on the disastrous campaign of the English team at the tournament in France. Weir insisted that the club knew what they were getting when they signed him.
Weir says that any attempt from the club to curb his confrontational manner could spell badly for the club as his potency could be reduced. He said: “I think all that stuff comes with the territory with Joey. We are not going to change him and I don’t think we want to change him.”
He added that the club had done its homework and knew how to get the best out of him. He added that the player was the best player in the English Championship in the last season and the club needs him to help them become successful.