Scottish Gossip: Rangers accept Mark Warburton's resignation

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The board at Rangers called Mark Warburton's bluff and accepted his resignation, along with that of assistant David Weir and head of recruitment Frank McParland, after 48 hours of cloak and dagger moves behind the scenes. (Daily Record)

Earlier this week Rangers agreed to Warburton's agent Dave Lockwood's request to let him go without the Ibrox club demanding compensation if he got a new job, but then Warburton missed out on the manager's post at Nottingham Forest. He offered to stay on at Rangers until the end of the season but the board ended his reign. (Daily Record)

"This is scandalous. I've no idea what they are talking about," says Warburton. "I haven't resigned. I never resigned." (Scotsman)

Englishman Warburton intends to turn up at Auchenhowie today to take Rangers' training session ahead of the Scottish Cup tie against Morton on Sunday, but the club say under 20s coach Graeme Murty will be in interim charge for that. (Sun)

Derek McInnes attempts to quell speculation linking him to Rangers by insisting he has unfinished business at Aberdeen. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes joins calls for SPFL to introduce summer football. (Sun)

Defender Mikael Lustig says Celtic's Scottish Cup tie with Inverness CT has become their biggest game of the season as their dream of a domestic treble goes on the line. (Daily Express)

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers predicts Moussa Dembele will go on to become France's number one striker.(Sun)

Goalkeeper Zander Clark would be a Scotland squad regular if he was not at St Johnstone says club-mate David Wotherspoon.(Sun)

Hibernian captain David Gray is happy to have the underdogs tag ahead of Sunday's Edinburgh derby but fully expects to come away from Tynecastle with a positive result. (National)

Celtic defender Efe Ambrose is desperate to join Blackburn, says Owen Coyle as the Ewood Park boss explains the Nigerian's work permit problem. (Daily Record)

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