Legal Action After Controversial Rangers “Resignations”

A legal battle between football manager Mark Warburton and his old club Rangers is set to continue.

It was reported in February that Warburton and his assistants Davie Weir and Frank McParland had resolved to pursue their case following their controversial departure from the Scottish side.

Rangers had maintained that they had accepted the trio’s resignations ahead of a Scottish Cup tie with Morton.

But that same evening, Warburton, who has since accepted a job at Nottingham Forest, insisted that he had known nothing about his departure and had been informed by email.

Speaking to SunSport, he said: “What’s going on? This is scandalous, I’ve no idea what they’re talking about.

“I haven’t resigned. I’ve never resigned. I’ve no idea what they’re talking about.”

The manager and his two assistants are now being backed by the League Managers Association in launching a compensation claim thought to be worth in the region of £1million.

There had been speculation that the claim may be dropped following Warburton’s appointment at the Championship side, but it is believed they intend to continue with the battle to recover the money they feel they are due.

In a statement issued at the time of their departure, a Rangers spokesman said: “At a meeting with the management team’s representative earlier this week the Club were advised that Mr Warburton, Mr Weir and Mr McParland wished to resign their positions and leave the Club on condition that Rangers agreed to waive its rights to substantial compensation.”

“The Board urgently convened to consider the offer made on behalf of the management team and its ramifications and agreed to accept it and release the trio from the burden of compensation, despite the potential financial cost to the Club.”

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Mohit Pasricha

Mohit Pasricha

Solicitor at Mackrell Turner Garrett
Mohit is a member of Mackrell Turner Garrett’s Corporate and Commercial Department in London. He joined the firm as a trainee in 2014, having completed a Law LLB at the University of Surrey and a Legal Practice Course at the University of Law.