Tommy Smith explains what makes Rangers boss Warburton a 'tremendous manager'

Ex-Brentford forward Tommy Smith has praised his former boss Mark Warburton.

Former Premier League forward Tommy Smith has told Sky Sports that Rangers boss Mark Warburton is 'a tremendous manager'.

Smith, 35, played under Warburton at Brentford, following spells in the Premier League with Watford, Portsmouth, Queen Park Rangers and Cardiff City.

Smith scored once in 31 games under Warburton's tutelage at Griffin Park last season, before Warburton moved on to Scotland with Rangers this summer.

Warburton has become an Ibrox hero already, winning all ten of his competitive games as Rangers manager, giving him a remarkable 100% record.

The plaudits are coming in left, right and centre for Warburton, and Smith has now joined in with the praise for his former manager.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Smith explained just what makes Warburton 'a tremendous manager', and believes Rangers could win the Scottish Championship at a canter.

"It's a combination of everything," said Smith. "He's a tremendous manager. He's very good at man management, looking after players off the pitch, individually. It's all well and good looking at your team collectively, but everyone is different, and he seems to be very good at looking after each player's needs and wants, and that transpires on to the pitch."

"His attention to detail is second to none. It doesn't surprise me at all what he's done. Ten games, ten wins; it's just incredible, fantastic. It looks like they're going to run away with the league," he added.

Expecting Rangers to win the title without losing a game may be a stretch considering the long season ahead, but it certainly looks like Warburton's men are by far the best team in the Scottish Championship - and it would be a shock if they didn't manage to win promotion back to the top flight.

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