Sionko still wants Gers exit
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Libor Sionko remains keen to quit Rangers due to his relationship with Walter Smith.Libor Sionko remains keen to quit Rangers after expressing his frustration at the silent treatment he has received from Walter Smith.
Following Smith's return to Ibrox as manager, Sionko appeared just three times for Rangers and claims he has only spoken to the former Scotland coach once.
Though he has 12 months remaining on his contract, the Czech winger feels he will have to leave the club due to his relationship with Smith.
"This is true," Sionko told the Daily Record when asked if he had hardly spoken to Smith. "I've only spoken to him once in all of this time, when I returned from national team duty after a friendly in Belgium.
"He told me he had watched the game on television and that has been my only communication with the coach in six months.
"These last six months have been really difficult for me and if this continues I'd prefer to change clubs.
"If Mr Smith tells me he will give me a chance and he is counting on me, then I will stay. However, he has not given me this assurance, so it is better to switch clubs.
"I don't believe my situation at Rangers will become better."
Regarding his next club, Sionko admits there has been interest from several clubs in France.
He added: "I know there has been interest from Paris Saint Germain, but that was in the winter.
"St Etienne? I don't know if that is still valid and there have only been hints so far from Toulouse."