Rangers manager Mark Warburton has suggested to The Daily Mail that he rates Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew highly.
Allardyce is in charge of Sunderland at the moment, while Pardew is the current manager of Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.
“I have done nothing compared to some of the really top English managers like Sam Allardyce, Alan Pardew,” Warburton told The Daily Mail.
“These guys are steeped in the game. So some will still see me as a gamble, but I can't help that. What I really enjoy is seeing players responding to the environment I try to create here.”
Allardyce has been working in the Premier League for years and has to be regarded as one of the best there has ever been.
True, the Englishman has not won major trophies or managed big clubs, but he has a specific skill-set which cannot be underrated or undermined.
The 61-year-old helped establish the likes of Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United as Premier League teams.
Allardyce’s task now is to make sure that Sunderland do not get relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Pardew left Newcastle for Palace in the middle of last season and has been a huge success at Selhurst Park. The Eagles are playing well and picking up positive results at the moment.
Warburton was appointed the Rangers manager in the summer. and the Englishman has done a brilliant job at Ibrox so far.
Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment and are on course to gaining automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership.