Rangers say manager Warburton has resigned

The club released a statement earlier this evening stating that the board had accepted the resignation of the manager, his assistant David Weir and head of recruitment Frank McParland.

Within 20 minutes of Rangers' announcement, reports emerged that Warburton was unaware of his apparent resignation.

"He is head of our recruitment".

Alex McLeish has all but admitted he wants the Rangers job. "We are clearly short of where we expected to be at this time".

Warburton had come under real pressure in recent weeks following a torrid run of form, during which Rangers had been spanked 4-1 by rivals Hearts.




"The board is very appreciative of the good work previously done by the management team but believes it had no alternative", Rangers said.

The Scottish FA Cup continues on Sunday afternoon as Rangers host Greenock Morton at Ibrox for a place in the quarter-finals. When you get asked to come to a club like Rangers then it's for sure a hard decision to turn that down.

But Warburton led Rangers' training session on Friday as well as taking part in a news conference in the morning.

But Rangers have been less dominant on their return to the top-flight and they trail leaders Celtic by 27 points after winning just one of their last five league matches.

"There is a lot of speculation, but at the moment there is nothing I can update you on", he told Sky Sports ahead of Gers' 2-1 win over Morton.

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