Former Rangers defender David Weir has opened up on his 'resignation' from the Ibrox club as Mark Warburton's assistant in 2017.

The Gers hero was part of Warburton's backroom staff when the club announced they had accepted the pair's resignation alongside head of recruitment at the time, Frank McPartland. The exit was messy for all parties, but Weir insists neither he nor the boss resigned.

Ex-Scotland cap Weir, now working as loans manager at Brighton, was devastated at the way things ended and claims it took a while to get over. But when the dust settled he wanted to make it clear that he would never have resigned from a club he had grown to love over a lengthy career in Glasgow. "The way it ended was really disappointing with the communication and how it happened," Weir said.

"We never resigned. I would know if I’d resigned – I don’t want to go into it because there’s no real positive. I didn’t resign from Rangers. Why would I resign from Rangers? You would know if you resigned and we didn’t resign.

"That was ultimately how it ended and it was really sad. It was my club and it was disappointing, and took a while to get over, but that’s life."

Weir and Warburton helped Gers to the Scottish Championship title and an Old Firm win during their time in the second tier. They also took the club to a Scottish Cup final in their spell in charge. "We went in to get them promoted and had nine players a few weeks before the season started," he added, speaking to the MyAlbion podcast.

"It was a bit of a mess really with a lot of tidying up to do and work to be done. There was no negotiation, we had to get out of the league - that was the job and we managed to do that."