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Warburton reiterates that he didn't walk away from Rangers

After his controversial departure in 2017, Mark Warburton has opened up on leaving Ibrox unceremoniously.

The Englishman resigned according to the club, and brought to an end a roller-coaster spell in charge for Warburton. The former Brentford manager was at Ibrox for over a year and a half, and had an incredible turn of fortunes.

The Gers steamrolled the Championship under Warburton, and looked a side reborn in 2015/16. Bringing in the likes of James Tavernier, Andy Halliday, and Wes Foderingham, Rangers looked a real threat.

However, a serious of poor Premiership results upon their return deflated the supporters and the club as a whole.

Mark Warburton had an indifferent spell in Scotland (Getty Images)

This then led to an incredible night on February 10th, when Rangers released a statement informing fans that Warburton had resigned.

The Englishmana claims this was news to him, and has always fought the idea that he and David Weir decided to walk away.

And it appears that Warburton has once again used the press to give his side of the story. Speaking on Jim White’s morning show on Talksport, Warburton gave his view on the matter, and spoke once more of that fateful night.

I was sitting on my sofa at 8:50pm and I saw it on Sky Sports News. It came as an absolute shock to me. I want to ram home the point that you would never walk away from a club of Rangers’ stature. I did not resign, absolutely not. What happened? That’s another story. The club maybe wanted a change, and that’s fine. But I still get abuse texts from many Rangers fans thinking I’ve walked away from their club. Myself, David Weir and Frank McParland, all three of us left at the same time. David is in their Hall of Fame – do you think he would walk away from Rangers?

Rangers supporters still have a sour taste for how Warburton’s time in Glasgow ended. His reign promised so much upon arrival, and ended in the most ridiculous of fashions.

Warburton romped to the Championship title in an impressive first season (Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

February 10th will always remain a mystery as we’ll never truly know what happened. The club stated that Warburton resigned, whilst the management team consistently insist they never came close.

Since leaving Rangers, Warburton had a spell as manager of Nottingham Forest. However, his tenure at the City Ground lasted just nine months before getting the sack.


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