Purslow, managing director during the Spaniardâ€™s time at Anfield, says his rant against the fans and the board giving him the title of â€śinterim bossâ€ť was tactical.
Purslow said: â€śThis wasnâ€™t a rant. It was a planned outburst, as Rafa plans everything.
â€śThe piece about his title was managed â€” I expect a quiet word was had the next morning that it doesnâ€™t look good criticising your employment.
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