Stuart McCall reveals what Walter Smith asked him upon becoming Rangers manager

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Rangers boss Stuart McCall has admitted that club legend Walter Smith gave him a warning message upon his appointment at Ibrox.

Rangers manager Stuart McCall has told talkSPORT that Walter Smith gave him a warning message upon his appointment at Ibrox, with quotes transcribed by the Daily Record.

McCall, 50, returned to Ibrox as manager in March, over 15 years since leaving the club as a player, having been a mainstay of Walter Smith's Rangers side during the 1990's.

Now, the former Motherwell boss is back, and has turned around a Rangers side which was producing dire performances under Kenny McDowall.

Two draws in his first two games was an inauspicious start from McCall, but now it's three wins in a row - including Sunday's 2-1 success over Hearts, who have already won the Scottish Championship.

It's all going according to plan for Rangers and McCall, and the new boss has even admitted that a phone conversation took place with former boss Smith before his arrival last month.

Smith is an Ibrox legend having won ten Scottish Premiership titles during his time in charge of Rangers - but he had a word of warning for McCall.

Speaking to talkSPORT, McCall - who is only contracted until the end of the season - admitted that Smith asked him whether he really knew what he was doing by taking the job with beleaguered Rangers, with the Daily Record transcribing his quotes.

"Walter Smith rung me up on the day I took the job and asked if I knew what I'd let myself in for," said McCall. "But in fairness, he understood I would never have got the opportunity to manage such a wonderful club like this [were it not for the club's current circumstances].

"Even though I knew it was a gamble and the pitfalls, just to be part of it has been great. Regardless of what happens at the end of the season, I have relished every minute of it and I'm thoroughly enjoying it, especially with the results being good," he added.

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