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Report: Rangers interested in appointing Mark Warburton

Rangers have joined Leeds United in the hunt to appoint Brentford boss Mark Warburton.

Mark Warburton is one of the most sought after coaches in British football after his achievements with Brentford this season.

In their first campaign in the Championship since promotion from League One he led them into the play-offs, but a fall out with club bosses has led to his planned departure this summer.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino was described by The Mail earlier this month as an 'admirer and possible suitor', as he assesses his next move for the club, but he will face competition for his services.

The Mail now claim there is serious interest in Warburton from north of the border, with Scottish side Rangers eyeing him as a replacement for Stuart McCall, who is yet to convince since being appointed earlier this year.

Rangers have a potential advantage over Leeds in the battle to convince Warburton, due to his assistant coach being ex-Gers defender David Weir.

The paper claim Warburton has been 'receptive' to initial advances from Rangers about making the move.

Should he join Leeds, Warburton would get to stay in the Championship, a division he has proven he knows, while Rangers are currently competing in promotion play-offs to earn the right to play in the Scottish Premiership next season.

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