Smith said: “I think he will be a good appointment for Rangers. He has shown that being a successful football manager is what he wants to do. His age, experience and maturity will help him to deal with the situation he’s coming into at Rangers. It’s not an ordinary job.”
These are pleasing words from Smith, a man who knows one or two things about managing Rangers.
The 67-year-old coach is best known for his two spells in charge at Ibrox, when he won 21 domestic trophies - including an amazing seven consecutive SPL titles.
He left the club in 1998 to join Everton, before returning to the Gers in 2007. He spent four years back at the club, leaving in the summer of 2011 following their liquidation.
Smith clearly believes that Warburton is a strong appointment for the Light Blues to make, and although he is inexperienced as a manager, he has shown his talent during his spell with Brentford.
Warburton’s appointment shows that the club are planning for the future, and have a clear philosophy in mind when it comes to playing style and transfer plans.
It still remains to be seen how good Warburton actually is when the season starts - with promotion to the Premiership a must this term - but it is hard to disagree with Smith, that Rangers have made a good move in appointing the 52-year-old.