Rangers hero Terry Butcher criticises financial management at Ibrox

Rangers FC

Rangers are flying under the management of Mark Warburton.

Mark Warburton looks to be leading Rangers to promotion this season, but Terry Butcher has told talkSPORT that, off the pitch, there are still worries about the way the Gers are controlling their finances.

Butcher said: “Mark Warburton’s done a great job, and he’s turned it round there in terms of unity on the pitch. There’re still haemorrhaging money, behind the scenes - they haven't quite got that right. But on the pitch they are doing very well.”

Butcher spent four successful years at Ibrox as a player, and he has admitted he has been impressed by the way that Warburton has led the team on the field of play.

However, the former England international is still concerned with the financial mismanagement that is running the club behind the scenes, as the Gers are wasting incredible amounts of money on a weekly basis.

There are still legal costs that they have to pay, and they are relying on the financial strength of chairman Dave King to see them through, rather than any self sufficiency.

They are not able to spend heavily in the transfer market, and getting back into the top flight as soon as possible is imperative if the Gers are to have a long-term future as a sustainable football club.

Thankfully, Warburton looks to be the man to lead them back to the Premiership, and help the Ibrox club secure their long-term future, hopefully before the end of 2016.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch