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Rangers Appoint Warburton and Weir

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Rangers have appointed former Brentford manager Mark Warburton as manager on a three year deal with former Ibrox captain David Weir also joining the club as assistant manager.

Warburton left Griffin Park at the end of the season after the club’s chairman decided to take the club in a different direction despite success at the London based club, but it has not taken long for the sought after 52 year old to be snapped up by Rangers chairman Dave King as he continues the job of rebuilding the fallen Scottish giants.

Weir returns to the club as assistant manager having worked under Warburton at Brentford and the two hope to set about returning the club to its former glories after a decade of financial turmoil which saw the club demoted to the Scottish Division Three.

Last season the club narrowly missed out on promotion back to the Scottish Premier League after losing a two legged play-off against Motherwell. After a shambolic season off the field with the club losing icon Ally McCoist and replacement Kenny McDowell, the latter part of the season was managed by Stuart McCall who had been hoping to have done enough to get the job on a permanent basis but the club have turned to Warburton and Weir as they mount another challenge on the Division One title next season.

Warburton told the official Rangers site that the chance to work with Weir again at his former home was key to the decision to come to Ibrox  as he said “His knowledge is very important. Davie and I were coaching together at Brentford but Davie always spoke about Rangers.

“You could hear the passion in his voice; he talked about the club and what it could achieve etc.

“So that is very important, his knowledge of the game up here, his experience and his standing among the supporters and the people at the club is very important for us. Davie and I work very closely so I will lean on him a lot over the coming months.”

David Weir Mark Warburton Rangers

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