Warburton and Weir to Ibrox

Rangers announced today the appointment of Mark Warburton as manager and ex Rangers player and captain, David Weir as assistant manager.

Both were previously the management team at Brentford, where they did a fantastic job with the club, taking them into the Championship on a shoe string budget and a playing squad of 24 players in total, these type of restrictions and still getting success no doubt attracted the owners of Rangers, who all know are restricted by finances currently.

Indeed Rangers released 11 players at the end of the season, and both Warburton and Weir have stated that the foundations of their team will be based on young players coming through their youth system which will need to be strong.

Warburton who is 52 years of age, becomes the first Englishman to manage Rangers and the 15th manager of the club. Both Warburton and Weir have signed 3 year contracts, and no doubt expectations are for them to get back into top flight Scottish football after losing out to Motherwell in the play offs.

Writers View – Mark Warburton earned recognition for the job he did with Brentford and the constraints he had and when he got removed from the role, many fans were shocked. Going to Rangers and taking David Weir with him that understands Scottish football and Rangers is a very shrewd move, and all of this seems to be a very good fit for the management team and the club.