Mark Warburton may have let slip something he didn’t mean to….


Every so often it does seem like Mark Warburton pops out of the shadows, and Rangers’ infamous ex-manager is back in town, having given Si Ferry an interview, in which frankly he said very little new in truth, but did allude to something which has been a subject of contention previously.

Talking about the manner of his departure, it was widely reported as his resignation – subsequent months and years have blurred the reality and left the outcome a mystery, the resort of conspiracy theories, claims and counter claims.

However Warburton may have let slip what really happened in 2017 without necessarily meaning to.

He said:

“You leave…[pause]… well, you have to leave…yeah, disappointed. Obviously not going to expand too much on that…but from my point of view you would never walk away from a football club like Rangers, ever.”

Why not? Why ‘obviously not going to’? The only reason Mark Warburton appears to refuse to discuss the exact nature of his exit is the signing of an NDA. Warburton has nothing to gain by not revealing the nature of why he left, unless he’s legally bound by an NDA and can’t.

And if he’s legally bound, it does suggest the former Brentford manager was indeed sacked, as he alludes to.

However, there is a further contradiction here too;

Warburton said:

“No contact with any other club, at the time I found out via Sky Sports News.”

If Warburton was indeed fired, and refuses to discuss the details, based on an NDA, then he already knew he’d been fired and the SSN claim is lip service – perhaps economical with the truth in suggesting the first time he found out it was public was via SSN.

If he didn’t sign an NDA, and was fired, there is absolutely nothing holding him back from revealing the nitty gritty. After all, he’s clearly stated he did not resign.

So there is a lie somewhere in here, because his story isn’t consistent.

As we said before, any grudge we might have had in the past over his exit is well and truly over now anyway – we never thought him a bad man, but he definitely told a few porkies while in the hotseat at Ibrox and finding the truth from his public testimony now is equally as difficult.


  1. Because of what ? How well we did when we were promoted , all the class players he brought in like , Barton , Senderos , Kranjcar , his great record in OF games.You might want Gerrard replaced by an experienced manager but not by this idiot .Talk sense man.

  2. With Gerard there,we are spending money we don't have big time. It's a faledawn with this rookie. Bring back the magic hat,it was steady progress,we went bust chasing European glory now we might be the same stopping 10 in a row. Get real.

  3. cant deny he done not to bad with very little money ,waghorn ,tav, forringham ,windass ,cost pennies ,he forgot to buy two center halves that was his mistake ,he got wee whisper in his ear ,money talks ,the bread mman went for the dough

  4. The Hat did a good job for this club and as someone else mentions, brought in some good unknown players for peanuts. He also got them playing football on the deck – maybe too often at times – which was a breath of fresh air compared to what went before. What followed with Pedro – that was pure criminal. We were going the right way and I’m hoping SG has got us back on that path.

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