Mark Warburton explains what he tells his friends about Rangers

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Mark Warburton urges his friends to attend Rangers home games.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told The Scottish Sun that his friends do ask why he is at Ibrox - but he urges them to go to games.

Warburton, 53, left Brentford over the summer despite taking them to promotion from League One in 2014 and to the Championship play-offs at the end of last season - and Rangers landed a major coup by securing him as their new manager.

So far, it's proven to be a sensational appointment for Rangers, as Warburton has won 12 of his 13 Scottish Championship games this season, leaving the Gers top of the table and in the driving seat for promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

After such a turbulent few years, Rangers are finally heading in the right direction, but it hasn't stopped some of Warburton's fans questioning just why he took the job at Ibrox.

Speaking to The Scottish Sun, Warburton admitted that his friends sometimes don't understand the allure of managing Rangers, but he has a simple response to them.

Warburton claims that he tells his friends to just come and watch one match at Ibrox to really grasp what Rangers are about - and they are always impressed.

"Friends do ask what I am doing here," said Warburton. "Especially the younger ones who don’t know about the history of Rangers. They don’t know about Rangers’ history, about 50 titles and the great European nights. That’s all new to them. We had a couple of guys from Brentford come up and they were blown away by the home game against Hibs."

"They couldn’t believe the support. There were 50,000 fans and a great atmosphere and build-up to the game. Come to a home game, that’s what I say to my friends. Come to Murray Park and then tell me what you think. That is the only way to get it across to them," he added.

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