Mark Warburton Quits Rangers

The 54-year-old Englishman Warburton, former manager of English Championship (second-tier) club Brentford, took over as Rangers boss in June, 2015 on a three-year contract.

The Scottish side confirmed on Friday that they had parted ways with head coach Mark Warburton and former Rangers player Frank de Boer's name has been linked to the post.

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.

They sit third in the table after 24 matches, a huge 27 points behind leaders Celtic.

But Rangers stood by the announcement, meaning Warburton's tenure is over.

Rangers added in their statement that the trio, "wished to resign their positions and leave the Club", but it now looks like the resignations were accepted days later.

Alex McLeish has indicated he would jump at the chance to return to Rangers. "We are clearly short of where we expected to be at this time", the statement read.

"You never know", he said on Sky Sports as a studio guest for the Scottish Cup fifth round tie between Rangers and Greenock Morton.

"The board is very appreciative of the good work previously done by the management team but believes it had no alternative. We thank our support for their loyalty and desire to be the best".

  • Rosalie Stanley