Tony Mowbray has rejected talk that rumours over Scott Brown's Celtic future have been disruptive.
It was claimed earlier this week that Mowbray had shocked Brown by informing him he would be sold at a meeting before Christmas.
However, both Celtic and Brown swiftly denied the story with Mowbray labelling the reports as 'nonsense'.
The ex-West Brom boss now insists that the news was never a problem as it lacked foundation from the off.
"Do I talk to my players? Every day. It's my job is to talk to footballers," explained Mowbray.
"Was there a meeting at Christmas-time telling him (Brown) he could go? Never.
"He didn't misunderstand me.
"It was a total mis-truth and I think the club and myself have made that pretty clear.
"It's not disruptive because it's not true."