Alex McLeish: My advice when anyone asks me about Rangers

Former Rangers manager Alex McLeish has explained the advice he has for Mark Warburton as he embarks on life in the Scottish Championship.

Former Rangers manager Alex McLeish told talkSPORT the main piece of advice he gives whenever anyone asks him about management.

McLeish feels the advice applies to the newly appointed manager of the Gers, Mark Warburton, as he goes about the immense task of trying to get the club promoted into the Scottish Premiership in the coming season.

“He just has to add more quality, we know that. He’s promised good football and trying to win every game – When people ask me my advice I say that; just win – Everyone wants you to play like Barcelona, but you just have to get the best out of the tools you’ve got at your disposal,” he said.

Some Rangers fans will rightly have worries over the lack of experience Warburton has for the role and the best way for the boss to counter that is by getting impressive results.

It’s encouraging that he wants to develop an attractive brand of football at the club, but the only way the pressure at the start of the next campaign is going to be released, is through consistent wins.

McLeish spent five years in charge of the club, which is a period which would have made him fully aware of that pressure to succeed at Ibrox.

If Warburton can’t get some early wins on the board, then any fans discontented with his appointment ahead of other candidates, have grounds to vent their frustrations.

The time for a slicker brand of football, which is easy on the eye can come once the club has established an early position at the top of the table.

Warburton will then have a bit more room and the freedom to take a few more risks.

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