Purslow, managing director during the Spaniard’s time at Anfield, says his rant against the fans and the board giving him the title of “interim boss” was tactical.
Purslow said: “This wasn’t a rant. It was a planned outburst, as Rafa plans everything.
“The piece about his title was managed — I expect a quiet word was had the next morning that it doesn’t look good criticising your employment.
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