Alex McLeish gives promising assessment of Rangers managerial appointment

Rangers FC Gate

The former Rangers boss is impressed with the double appointment of Mark Warburton and David Weir.

Speaking to the Evening Times, ex-Rangers manager Alex McLeish admitted he was pleased with the appointment of Mark Warburton as manager, and David Weir as assistant, at Ibrox.

"I think it is a really good appointment in terms of what these guys did last year,” the Scottish coach said. “David Weir and Mark Warburton are a good team and they showed what they could do at Brentford. David Weir is a bit of a winner and it might be new for Mark Warburton, but he’s saying the right things.”

Although inexperienced as a manager, with his role at Brentford his first main job, Warburton proved that he could bring both a winning mentality and good football to the Bees.

Fans will be hoping that he can continue this tradition at Ibrox, with the need to get back into the top flight evident, whilst also bringing enjoyment back to the football.

Warburton arrived at the club following the mass release of a selection of players, and he has already outlined a host of new stars he wants to sign. He is keen on building a side who can immediately challenge for the Championship title, and with the backing of McLeish fans should be excited.

The 52-year-old will take charge of his first competitive match as Rangers boss on July 25, before beginning the Championship campaign a few weeks later with a tie at home to St Mirren on August 8.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch