Mark Warburton suggests he cannot afford to do what Arsene Wenger has done

Mark Warburton

Rangers manager Mark Warburton comments on Arsenal and Arsene Wenger.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has suggested in The Scottish Sun that he cannot do what Arsene Wenger has done at Arsenal.

Wenger has been in charge of Premier League outfit Arsenal since 1996 and has been key in the club establishing themselves as one of the biggest in the world.

The Frenchman has led the Gunners to the Premier League title thrice and to FA Cup triumph on six occasions.

Although Arsenal have not won the league title since 2004 and are virtually also-rans in the Champions League at the moment, Wenger remains one of the most respected football managers in the world.

Warburton, who was appointed the Rangers boss in the summer, has huge respect for Wenger, but he believes that no one in football management is going to get the time he has got at Arsenal.

“We have to be realistic and our targets have to be short-term,” the Englishman told The Scottish Sun. “We all want to be at a club for five years or more.

“Arsene Wenger I have tremendous respect for. What he’s achieved is magnificent.

“But our job here at Rangers is to set targets and hit them in as aggressive a manner as possible. With 50,000 at Ibrox and the level of expectation, there is no four or five-year plan.”

Rangers’ immediate aim is to get promoted to the Scottish Premiership at the end of the season, and they are well on their way to doing just that.

The Gers have won all of their Scottish Championship games so far this campaign and are favourites to win the title and get automatic promotion.

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