Brady said: “Mark has done well for us with loan players over the last few years. He has had a number of our players [on loan at Brentford and Rangers] and we know that he looks after them well. Mark goes into every detail and that is something that we like. He is very meticulous in what he does and we know that when our boys go somewhere with him that he will do his best to look after them. We have no hesitation letting our players to go him, so it could be the start of something more, I don’t know. We shall see.”
Wojciech Szczesny, Chuba Akpom and Jon Toral all spent time at Brentford whilst Warburton was in a management capacity at Griffin Park, and he continued his good relationship with the Gunners following his appointment at Rangers over the summer.
Despite playing in a low quality competition in the Scottish Championship, Warburton managed to convince Arsenal to loan him Gedion Zelalem, one of the most high rated youth players in world football at the moment.
Brady has admitted that Warburton was central to the loan deal, having shown his detail and attitude to the loan players, and it is not just with Arsenal that the manager has a good relationship.
The Gunners’ North London rivals Tottenham have also built a relationship with Warburton, loaning him Nathan Oduwa and Dominic Ball this season, after enjoying the prolific Alex Pritchard at Brentford last term.
Rangers are benefitting from the contacts that Warburton has made during his career, and whilst they could have been struggling if he was not in charge, the English boss will be central to any success that Rangers enjoy over the coming years - especially success in the transfer market.