Tottenham fan Mark Warburton says Ibrox reminds him of Highbury

Rangers manager Mark Warburton says that he is a Tottenham Hotspur fan, and has revealed that Ibrox reminds him of Arsenal’s old stadium Highbury.

Newly-appointed Rangers manager Mark Warburton has explained in The Scottish Sun how Arsenal’s former stadium Highbury and the Gers’ Ibrox are similar.

The former Brentford boss will be in charge of Rangers for the 2015-16 campaign, with his primary aim being to take the club back to the top flight of Scottish football.

The Gers are in the Scottish Championship at the moment, and they will be aiming for automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

Warburton has revealed that he was astounded when he walked in at Ibrox and has compared the Rangers’ home ground to Arsenal’s old stadium Highbury.

“I came to Ibrox for the first time this time last week,” the Englishman told The Scottish Sun. “I’m a football fan and I don’t want to sound corny, but to walk in here, I thought of Highbury straight away.

“I was a Spurs fan as a kid, but the hallway looks like the marble halls of Highbury. I was amazed at the similarity and the wow factor. I was gobsmacked when I walked around the stadium.”

Can Rangers get promoted next season?

Rangers remain a big club in Scotland despite playing in the Championship and will be aiming for automatic promotion to the Premiership next season.

In Warburton, the Glasgow giants have a manager who showed his calibre by guiding modest Brentford to a top-six finish in the English Championship in the 2014-15 campaign.

The Glasgow giants have a lot of work to do in the summer, especially in the player recruitment department, but they will still be one of the favourites to win the Championship.

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