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Mark Warburton: Rangers are lucky to have someone of Frank McParland's quality

Mark Warburton: Rangers are lucky to have someone of Frank McParland's quality”

Warburton told BBC Scotland he had not stepped down and did not know of the statement after the Scottish Premiership club announced on its website and Twitter page that he, assistant David Weir and head of recruitment Frank McParland had all left the club.

THERE is confusion over the announcement that Mark Warburton has resigned as Rangers manager.

"He is head of our recruitment".

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A host of names have unsurprisingly already been linked with the hot seat at the Ibrox Stadium and now according to reports, claims have been made that ex-Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies has emerged as the favourite to take over at Rangers.

"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".

Warburton has denied he had actually resigned and it leaves open the possibility of a bitter battle over the circumstances of the trio's departure.

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"Our club must come first and absolute commitment is essential".

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. They are still competing for that second spot which Rangers Football Club feel they should be getting, and the supporters certainly feel they should be getting that.

The Englishman won't be in the dugout for Sunday's Scottish Cup fifth round tie against Greenock Morton, with Under-20s coach Graeme Murty taking charge of the team.

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