The former captain said: “I had a chat with Mark and Davie [Weir, assistant manager] and what they’re going to do at the club is very exciting. In my opinion, though, they’re going to need a wee bit of time because they’re going to totally revamp the club from top to bottom.”
These are certainly promising words from McCulloch, who left Ibrox at the end of last season as one of many players were purged from the ranks.
The 37-year-old has recently signed with Kilmarnock, but he stayed with the Gers long enough through the summer to talk to Warburton and Weir, and believes their overhaul of Rangers could be the catalyst behind the club moving back to the pinnacle of Scottish football.
This is the opinion held by many fans, with Warburton seen as the kind of forward thinking appointment that can only end with success.
He excelled during his first management spell with Brentford, and has already convinced some impressive players to move to the club. The likes of Wes Foderingham and Danny Wilson had offers from higher leagues, but the project at Ibrox has been enough to see them move to the Light Blues.
It promises to be an exciting time for Rangers, and it is unfortunate that a club hero such as McCulloch will miss out on the success. However, his departure was central to the new vision the club are pushing forward with, and this coming season looks to be one of the most important in Rangers’ entire history.