Mark Warburton responds to Queens Park Rangers speculation

Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton has been linked with the vacant Queens Park Rangers post.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton says he is flattered by the links to Queens Park Rangers but insists he is fully committed to the Glasgow outfit, Sky Sports report.

The QPR job became vacant following the club’s decision to dismiss former boss Chris Ramsey after a poor start to the season which ended with a 1-0 defeat at Derby County.

The Hoops are currently languishing in mid-table in the Championship, yet they do possess a quality squad and harbour genuine hopes of a return to the Premier League.

Following his side’s 4-0 win over Alloa, Warburton responded to questions linking him with the job.

“I never knew that [the speculation]. It is flattering but that is football, isn't it?,” Warburton said.

"My job is here at Rangers to put my head down with David (Weir, coach) and the staff and take the club forward as quickly as possible.

"You can't ask players to be committed to a project and then not show commitment yourself.

"We know what we have to do. It is a fantastic club. Our targets are very clear. We have had a good start and our focus is 100 per cent taking Rangers forward."

Rising stock:

Warburton’s stock has risen incredibly over the past 15 months and it would come as little surprise if the Hoops try and lure him to Loftus Road to succeed Ramsey.

Following an excellent debut Championship season at Brentford, where a playoff spot was assured playing an excellent brand of football, his job at Rangers thus far has been outstanding.

The Gers are huge favourites to return to the Scottish Premiership following a brilliant start to the season, and a Challenge Cup success looks very much on the cards also.

While QPR must be tempting, Warburton has the opportunity to put Rangers back on the map and a prolonged stay at Ibrox seems like it could be more rewarding in the long-term.

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