MARK WARBURTON has hit back at Rangers over the dramatic departure of the Ibrox management team on Friday evening.

The Englishman, assistant David Weir and Head of Recruitment Frank McParland left the club in controversial circumstances with the Gers insisting they had resigned.

Warburton, who had been team boss for 18 months, and his colleagues immediately refuted the claims.

Chairman Dave King then launched a scathing attack on the former Brentford manager and accused him of leaking private boardroom information and squandering his transfer kitty on under-performers.

Now, through a statement issued by the League Managers’ Association, the trio have responded and repeated their stance that they never resigned from their positions.

The statement also calls on the Ibrox outfit to answer “key questions” put to it by the LMA over the trio’s departure. 

It read: “Much has been said over the last few days relating to our departure from Rangers Football Club. At this stage, for legal reasons, it is inappropriate for us to comment in any great detail on our departure from the club.

“However, given that the club has seen fit to make detailed public statements, it is important that we should clarify certain matters and as such we would like to formally place on record, that at no stage did we resign from our positions at Rangers.

“It is a matter of surprise to us, and to the League Managers Association (LMA), which is advising all three of us, that despite its detailed public statements, the club has not answered key questions put to it by the LMA, in writing, requesting an explanation of why it suggested that we resigned from our positions.”

Under-20s coach Graeme Murty was put in charge of the team for the 2-1 Scottish Cup win over Championship side Morton on Sunday.

He may remain in place for the foreseeable future, continuing with the Premiership encounter against Dundee at Dens Park on Sunday.


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