Warburton rules out taking Swansea City job

Date published: Thursday 10th December 2015 2:58

Mark Warburton: Rangers manager dismisses Swansea City speculation

Rangers boss Mark Warburton on Thursday gave short shrift to speculation linking him with the vacant Swansea City post.

Warburton has been included alongside the leading candidates to take over the Premier League outfit by bookmakers following the sacking of Garry Monk on Wednesday.

But Warburton seemed irritated to be asked about another job just a week after angrily shooting down rumours that he was being lined up to take over at Fulham.

The former Brentford boss, who has put Gers on course for a return to the Scottish Premiership, said when asked about the Swansea speculation: “It’s a compliment to the players. Any manager only gets linked to jobs – and it’s always flattering – if you are winning games of football.

“But I’m just going to repeat what I said last week. I surely can’t go down this path again.”

While Warburton is adamant he will not be taking the Swansea job, there is speculation that former Chelsea, Portsmouth and West Ham boss Avram Grant is a contender for the position at the Liberty Stadium.

Ashley fails with bid to have King jailed

Meanwhile, Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley has failed in his High Court bid to have Rangers chairman Dave King jailed for breaching a gagging order.

Ashley’s company launched legal action against the Ibrox club and their chairman over an alleged breach of an injunction.

King was accused of breaking undertakings by giving a media interview in which he revealed the existence and contents of meetings related to contracts with Sports Direct.

The interview took place in South Africa and was filmed for Sky Sports in July.

Mr Justice Peter Smith, sitting in London, said after a morning hearing that he intends to reject the jailing application for reasons he will give on Thursday afternoon.

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