McParland To Join Warburton At Glasgow Rangers
Burnley Football Club has today confirmed that Sporting Director Frank McParland is to leave Turf Moor shortly to take up a new role as Head of Recruitment at Glasgow Rangers.
Sean Dyche revealed he made an 11th hour bid to retain the services of the former Liverpool Chief Scout, who only joined the Clarets in May this year.
The Burnley manager Sean Dyche said, “I am sad to lose Frank because he has done very well for us. As a person I get on very well with him too and respect the job he does. I was chatting to him just this morning and still thinking that he might stay with us, but his decision was pretty much made.
It was always in the back of my mind that he had a really good relationship with Rangers manager Mark Warburton and assistant David Weir. We all understand that Rangers is a big club that will walk that league this season, with the manager and team they have.
Maybe there’s a bit of a challenge, but ultimately it’s that personal connection and we thank him for his efforts. He has worked very hard for us and done some good bits of business for us, so we wish him well, even though I would have liked him to stay a bit longer.”
Dyche, who headed up the restructured recruitment team along with McParland, Chairman Mike Garlick and CEO David Baldwin, added “People mustn’t forget that for the first 18 months we had a small staff and were doing lots of the recruitment ourselves.
There is a lot goes into the idea of recruiting players and Frank was part of that, but there is a lot of information shared and so we move forwards.”