By Joe Ellis

23rd Mar, 2022 | 6:36pm

Mark Warburton found out about Rangers sacking on Sky Sports

2017 seems like a very long time ago but that was when then-Rangers manager Mark Warburton supposedly resigned from his position.

But the 59-year-old, who now manages English Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers, insists that this wasn’t the case.

He went onto the BBC’s Sacked in the Morning Podcast this week to reveal all about his exit from Ibrox and it is a real eye-opener.

“I literally turned on Sky Sports and I saw this yellow headline,” Warburton said.

“My phone started jumping. I’m thinking, what’s this? ‘Mark Warburton resigns as Rangers manager’.

“I phoned [Rangers assistant manager at the time] Davie Weir, ‘Davie, I think I’ve just been sacked. He said, ‘so have I’ and I said, ‘why is that?’

“And I looked at the television again and it said: ‘David Weir also resigns’. Then I get a text saying ‘please look at your email account, we accept your resignation’. I have no idea what you’re talking about. And that was it.”

Very unprofessional

Whether you think Warburton was doing a good or bad job with the club, you can’t deny that this was a highly unethical way of dismissing someone from a job.

The very least you would expect is that a meeting with the board of directors is held and they deliver the news face to face rather than via the yellow ticker on Sky Sports News.

What makes this even worse is that it happened the night before a Scottish Cup game against Morton which he will have been more than ready t take charge of that evening.

We have to hope that something like this has never happened since or ever happens again at this club because it is not the right way to treat any human being regardless of their performance in their role.

In other Rangers news, this Ibrox ace has been ignored for international selection because of a very bizarre reason.