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"Rangers believe the management team have not reached the targets set".

Rangers have made a decision to return to their historic days of craziness by annoucing the resignation of manager Mark Warburton. even though he was unaware of his own departure!

McLeish previously managed Rangers between 2001 and 2006 and guided the club to two league titles, two Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup. But as the dust settled, it became clear the parties were arguing over the price of Warburton's departure in a stand-off over compensation.

As reported by The Telegraph, Warburton's representative Dave Lockwood had indeed asked the club to release the management team from their contracts on Tuesday, during a period when Warburton was linked heavily to the Forest job.

The Rangers board convened on Wednesday and agreed to accept the management team's resignations and the deal was agreed.

He had been linked with a move to Forest before they handed caretaker boss Gary Brazil the reins until the end of the season on Thursday night.

Despite having seemingly told the board earlier this week of his intention to resign, Warburton earlier on Friday spoke at his pre-match press conference, and gave a ringing endorsement to McParland following speculation the head of recruitment was poised to quit.

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

As you can imagine, the circumstances here meant that there was a significant fan reaction to this news, both from Rangers supporters and the wider Scottish football community.


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