Rangers assistant David Weir has told the Daily Record what he thought when he first met the club’s new boss Mark Warburton.
Weir has admitted that he had doubts when he first came across Warburton, when he worked with the Everton youth setup, attempting to get them into the NextGen European competition.
However, he was struck by the positive qualities Warburton has a man, which he’ll be looking to apply to his high pressure position at Ibrox.
“I would be lying if I said I was convinced he was going to be a success when we first got together,” he said.
“I knew him as a man and I liked him. I thought he was going to be a success but I don’t think you can guarantee it.”
Despite the positive qualities that Warburton has as a basic human being, from a professional football point of view, Rangers have taken a gamble.
They’ve gambled because Warburton has no experience of the sort of competition that he’s likely to face on a weekly basis in a division where he is expected to get the club promoted by any means.
He’s been used to managing a smaller side in a big division where any progress is seen as a positive achievement rather than something, which is simply expected of him.
Warburton is not a naïve man and will be well aware of the great responsibility he’s just take onto his shoulders.
He should be looking to embrace the challenge and prove wrong anyone who harbours any doubt over his position.