Stuart McCall confident Rangers will do well under Warburton

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The Rangers legend and recently departed manager is optimistic regarding the future of the club under its new management team.

Stuart McCall has been talking to Sky Sports about his time as Rangers boss, as well as the Scottish giants' hopes under new management team Mark Warburton and David Weir.

The 51-year-old defended his record last season at Ibrox, pointing to the 3 games Kenny McDowall won in 10 games before McCall came in. Things were looking dire by the time the former Bradford manager took charge in March, but he quickly turned things around.

“I’m really proud of what we managed to do to a certain extent," McCall told Sky Sports. "I think we managed to go 13 or 14 games with just losing once. We managed to turn over Hibs a couple of times, beat Hearts and beat Queen of the South down there.

“When I first went in, the morale, the belief and the confidence were very low and I think to get to the play-off final was an achievement in itself.”

The former Rangers player, who won six league titles in the early and mid 90s, was only beaten once in 14 matches leading into the playoffs, even though the club disappointed in the matches against Motherwell that saw them miss out on promotion.

And McCall thinks his successors in the Ibrox hot seat will do well, labelling them the favourites for the Scottish Championship next season.

“They’ve put Mark and Davie in there and I wish them all the very, very best," he added. "I think they’ll do really well. It’s a great time for Mark to go in.

“It’s a clean slate, he’ll bring a lot of his own players in and allied with the good players still at the club, I would think they’ll be strong, strong favourites to win the league.”

What next for McCall?

McCall knows he has his role within Gordon Strachan's Scotland side to get stuck into before he has to worry about finding another management job.

He did superb at Motherwell, helping the Steelmen to two second place finishes in Rangers' absence in the top flight, and as he said, will not have had his reputation damaged at Rangers.

Another top flight job in Scotland could well be on the agenda in the future, unless McCall gets tempted to give management down in England another try.

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