Former Celtic defender Malky Mackay backs Mark Warburton for the Rangers job

Former Celtic and West Ham United defender Malky Mackay backs Mark Warburton for the Rangers managerial job.

Former Celtic defender Malky Mackay has told The Scottish Sun that Mark Warburton would be a good managerial appointment for Rangers.

Scottish giants Rangers are looking for a new manager for the 2014-15 season at the moment.

Gers chairman Dave King has told the club’s official website that there are five candidates for the managerial job, with Warburton among those who are in the frame, according to The Daily Mail.

Former Cardiff City and Wigan Athletic manager Mackay, who worked with Warburton at English club Watford, believes that the 52-year-old should be given the managerial job at Ibrox.

“If Mark goes to Ibrox, Rangers will be an incredibly lucky club to get him,” the former West Ham United defender told The Scottish Sun.

“I don’t just say that on the basis of what he did with the first team at Brentford. I’m basing it on his strengths, which are building departments and organising clubs.

“I’m well aware of the size of Rangers as a club and I’m well aware of the size of the job whoever goes in there will have to do.

“But clubs nowadays look at what coaches do with the resources they have available and that’s Mark’s forte.”

Warburton did a remarkable job at Brentford and led the Bees to a top-six finish in the English Championship in the recently concluded 2014-15 season.

Brentford are not a big club and did not have a great team, but the Englishman got the best out of the players and fared much better than expected.

Rangers will be looking for promotion from the Scottish Championship to the Scottish Premiership next season, and Warburton could be the man for that challenge.

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