Has Rangers manager Warburton been sacked?
Confusion after Rangers manager denies club statement saying he's left the club
Mystery surrounds the current employment status of Rangers manager Mark Warburton.
A statement issued on the Rangers team Twitter account on Friday night read: "Rangers has accepted the resignations of manager Mark Warburton, assistant David Weir & the Club’s head of recruitment Frank McParland."
Rangers has accepted the resignations of manager Mark Warburton, assistant David Weir & the Club’s head of recruitment Frank McParland.— Rangers FC (@RangersFC) February 10, 2017
However, Warburton has told BBC Scotland this is not the case.
A lengthy statement on the Rangers website further states the club had agreed to waive their right to “substantial compensation”, which would “assist the management team to join another club”.
The club said they had agreed to release the trio, despite the potential financial cost, because it was “important that Rangers has a football management team that wants to be at the club”.
Under-20s coach Graeme Murty will take interim charge of the first team for Sunday’s William Hill Scottish Cup fifth-round tie against Morton, Rangers said.