Kenny Miller vows to clear his name as he leaves Rangers

Kenny Miller in action for Rangers (SNS Group)
Kenny Miller in action for Rangers (SNS Group)

KENNY MILLER has vowed to clear his name after leaving Rangers under a cloud.

The striker and his team-mate, Lee Wallace, are now fighting against the fines imposed upon them by the club following a bust-up after the 4-0 thrashing by Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

He said: “I’ll have my time when it’s right, and when it’s all over, we can put a few things straight.

“The whole thing has definitely upset me. I never wanted to leave the club in this way.

“I have some fantastic memories of my time at Rangers and I care about the place.

“In due course I will have my say. I feel there was a defamation of my character twice.

“The things levelled at me hurt my family and the fans need to know the truth.”

Miller (38) is keen to eventually lift the lid on the dispute with Graeme Murty at Hampden and the spell where he was left out of the first-team squad by Pedro Caixinha.

He went on: “I was told I was left out for football reasons. I was in training every day. There was no suspension, no fall-out.

“I went and played a game for the Under-20s at Brentford and really enjoyed it. Would I have preferred to have been playing with the first-team at Hamilton? Absolutely.”

Now returned from a three-week holiday in Dubai and the USA, Miller is turning his attention to the future.

He is now looking to resurrect his playing career, but admits that he is intrigued by the prospect of becoming a manager.

He had a chance meeting with Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes in Florida but is keeping his options open.

He added: “I will have to sit down with my agent and make a decision soon if I am to stay in Scotland.

“I’m not ruling anything out, but it is likely I will stay in this country. I definitely feel I have at least two years left as player.

“People always tell me you should carry on playing for as long as possible, and I have definitely missed going to work over the last seven weeks of the season.

“I still have the ambition to win and be successful.”

Livingston were said to be keen to speak to the former Scotland star about their managerial vacancy.

It’s something he would consider, depending on the way the club see the manager’s responsibilities.

He said: “It does intrigue me. I want to go into management eventually.

“I want to be a manager one day but I also want to play football as the moment.

“Talks would have to happen with a club to see if there was a system behind the scenes to take some pressure off the manager.”