Steven Whittaker urges former club Rangers to appoint Mark Warburton

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Ex-Rangers defender Steven Whittaker has urged the club to appoint Mark Warburton as their new manager.

Norwich City defender Steven Whittaker has told the Daily Mail that Mark Warburton would be a 'good fit' for former club Rangers.

Scottish international Whittaker, 30, joined Rangers from Hibernian back in 2007, playing over 200 games for the club before moving to England with Norwich City in 2012.

The right back has been a regular in the Canaries' side since leaving Ibrox, but has now looked back to his former club and their current managerial situation.

Rangers are on the lookout for a manager this summer, with chairman Dave King keen to see the club vying for promotion again next season having lost 6-1 to Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership play-off final last month.

Current boss Stuart McCall looks unlikely to stay in the role despite only arriving in March, and the favourite is ex-Brentford boss Mark Warburton - with The Sun suggesting that the 52-year-old is a matter of hours way from being appointed at Ibrox.

Defender Whittaker faced Warburton's Brentford this past season, making him well-qualified to talk about what kind of manager Warburton is, and how he and assistant David Weir - formerly Rangers captain - could fare should they make the move to Glasgow.

"I think they would be a good fit for Rangers," said Whittaker. "Davie has been there and knows the club, knows what it's all about. With the style of football they play, I'm sure the fans would take to it as well. Brentford impressed me a lot last year. They had just been promoted into the Championship and they played some great football. They weren't scared to pass the ball and be brave, and they had some good attacking players there as well."

"They want to play football, which is what every fan wants to see. They played with a bit of width, with Jota and Alex Pritchard hugging the touchlines but at times coming in to find pockets to play in. They played a mixture which we found hard to defend against," he added.

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