Ex-Nottingham Forest FC boss favourite to become next Rangers FC manager

Miranda GreerFeb 12, 2017

Rangers say they have accepted Warburton's resignation, with the Englishman wanting to speak to other clubs and then leave Ibrox without compensation when he had a deal agreed with another side.

Telegraph Sport, though, can reveal that Warburton and Weir were on the verge of dismissal - they would nearly certainly have been gone next week - but by offering their resignations they have saved the club around £700,000.

Rangers released a statement saying Mark Warburton had resigned as manager but he has reportedly denied that is the case.

A tweet from the club on Friday night confirmed that Mark Warburton, the man that returned Rangers to the Scottish top flight, has resigned along with assistant David Weir and head of recruitment Frank McParland.

"It is important that Rangers has a football management team that wants to be at the club and that the board believes can take the club forward to meet our stated ambition to return to being the number one club in Scotland".

Kenny Miller and Martyn Waghorn scored a goal in each half as Ranger came from 1-0 down
Kenny Miller and Martyn Waghorn scored a goal in each half as Ranger came from 1-0 down

"A further board meeting was held this afternoon to discuss this and it was decided not to agree to this additional request but to hold with the original agreement".

"Some of the signings who came in, who were key signings, didn't work out on the basis of turning the club around".

Warburton's position had been under scrutiny due to poor results and the massive deficit to Premiership leaders Celtic, which now stands at 27 points.

Former Brentford boss Warburton led Rangers to promotion from the Scottish second tier last season.

Under-20s coach Graeme Murty will take interim charge of the first team for Sunday's Scottish Cup fifth-round tie against Morton, Rangers said.

Related Articles:

Next article »

Popular Pages

Right to Work Not the End of Missouri Labor Bills
The recent cuts to the University of Central Missouri's state funding will increase in fiscal year 2018. Greitens also has signing ceremonies scheduled Monday in Poplar Bluff and Jefferson City .

Bayern Munich surprised after Philipp Lahm rejects chance to remain at club
Lahm, 33, joined Bayern aged 11 and has spent nearly his entire career there, but will exit at the end of the season . He has won seven Bundesliga titles, six German Cups, the Champions League and the Club World Cup with Bayern.

RAIDIN' DIRTY: Here's Your 1st Look At Alicia Vikander As Lara Croft
Academy Award-winning actor Alicia Vikander's first pictures as adventure heroine Lara Croft have hit the internet. The Swedish actress is playing Lara Croft in a reboot of the film series based on the video game of the same name.

Tesla Model S P100D Takes On Porsche 911 Turbo S
At 80mph, the Porsche and McLaren are faster than the Ludicrous+-powered Tesla Model S. It's the first vehicle to ever do that in under 2.3 seconds in the magazine's testing.

Pittsburgh Public Schools students protest confirmation of US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said the move was aimed at doing " everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us ." . It was the first time in American history that a vice president has been needed to get a Cabinet pick approved.

Facebook's 'Lite' app has over 200 million users
To further its reach, Facebook also announced some updates to the app including the ability to like, comment, and share posts . Facebook said that it is soon going to roll out the FB Lite app in countries such as South Korea, UAE, Italy, and Israel.

Australian dollar pops as RBA makes positive sounds on the economy
The governor will release his updated forecasts on Friday along with a statement outlining his thinking about the year ahead. RateCity.com.au's Mr Arnold conceded that none of these factors are likely to influence the RBA's decision today on rates.

Japan Preps 'Tweetable' Trade Figures For Trump
In the more than seven decades since defeat in World War2, Japan has risen to become a steadfast ally of America. Abe and Trump are expected to meet on February 10.

Kareena Kapoor Khan owns the ramp post delivery
In a casual black tee and trousers Kareena Kapoor was seen getting out of yoga class. Unlike a few other actresses, Kareena made sure to work during her pregnancy too.

Protesters Attempt to Block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from Entering DC School
Maryland's voucher system, called Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today, was created in 2016 by Gov. Democrats had pushed hard against DeVos, citing her lack of experience and stated disregard for public schools.