Rangers

By Harvey Byrne

Mark Warburton has hit back at the Rangers board, claiming statements released by the club are “untrue” following his exit in February.

The 54-year-old lost his position in charge of the Ibrox giants in February with the club breaking on Twitter that they had accepted the resignations of himself, Frank McParland and David Weir.

However, Warburton himself told BBC Scotland on the same evening that he has not stood down and will be consulting his legal team.

Chairman Dave King has since blasted the manager, claiming he tried to engineer a move away from Glasgow with his current club Nottingham Forest the club in question.

But, Warburton still stands firm in beliving Rangers’ statements about himself is untrue and has hit back at the Ibrox board, stating the truth will emerge when the time is right.

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“I kept my counsel through the events and the shock of the Friday night when I received an email, as did David and Frank. I kept my counsel,” told Warburton to the Evening Times.

“In the ensuing few days when the club, when Rangers, released a variety of statements I sought the advice of the LMA who have been outstanding in their support.

“I issued my response through the LMA in my official statement and right now, I’m sure you can appreciate, there is a legal process under way and being followed. It wouldn’t be appropriate to make any comment above what was in my statement.

“As and when the time is right, I’m sure that can change. But right now it is really important that we follow that legal process.

“As I have said I have got a legal process. But what I can say is I have heard an awful lot of things that supposedly happened but none of them are true.

“From my point of view, I will follow the advice of the LMA who have been outstanding in their support. Let’s follow the process and when the time is right I am sure the details will emerge.”

Warburton joined Rangers in the summer of 2015 with the club in the Scottish Championship.

He led the Scottish giants to promotion in his first season in charge, but struggled to get the Gers competing against fierce rivals Celtic in their Premiership return.

The 54-year-old will now be looking to steer Forest away from the relegation zone, while Rangers will be hoping for more success under Pedro Caixinha.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are among eight clubs interested in this Championship midfielder.

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