Former Rangers winger Ted McMinn has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels David Weir’s presence at the club is important in helping Mark Warburton.
The dust has long since settled on the decision to bring Warburton in as the club’s next manager, with Weir named as his assistant for the forthcoming season.
McMinn feels that creates a very obvious benefit for Warburton in the respect that his deputy knows the fabric of the club and everything that comes along with that in terms of pressure and expectation.
“Rangers have always had Rangers people around the club. When Ally was there, he had Durranty and Kenny McDowall, Stuart McCall had Kenny Black and Gordon Durie,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“You need people that know about Rangers. I am not saying that Mark doesn’t, but David will be able to fill him in on a lot of things.”
How will Weir help Warburton?
There are two main ways that Weir can help Warburton prepare for the new season as the manager of the Scottish Championship giants.
Firstly, as McMinn alludes to, he can let Warburton know what to expect from the club and can stress the need for the Gers to get off to a good start.
He’ll also be very important in terms of stepping into the firing line when the likely criticism flies in the direction of the manager following a negative result.
Secondly, Weir can take some of the responsibility away from Warburton, allowing him to focus on areas where he may feel he’s got more expertise.
Weir can work with other areas of the team and collectively as a unit, Rangers should be stronger as a result.