MARK WARBURTON has revealed he had the chance to "destroy" an ex-Celtic player during his time as Rangers manager.

The former Gers gaffer has decided not to name the Hoops player from the time.

The now QPR boss says he had to bite his tongue over 'derogatory' comments directed at him by the individual.

He knew he could've gone to war with the Old Firm rival by speaking in the media. 

But he admitted it would not have done any good, despite being less than impressed with what was said by the Hoops player.

He told The Press Box: “You’re far better biting your tongue, letting things calm down.

“There was someone, I won’t name the individual, ex-Celtic player, who wrote some derogatory comments.

“Now I could have come back and absolutely destroyed him in the press, in terms of his private live and everything else. Why would I allow myself to do that?

“Now had I done it, it would have been pages and journalists would have loved it.

“There’s no point. There’s absolutely no point doing that.

“So you just bite your tongue, take the stick for the 24 hours and it moves on to the next story.”