Mark Warburton clarifies his future at Rangers amid speculation surrounding Ibrox exit

Mark Warburton

Rangers boss Mark Warburton isn't interested in a move to Fulham.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has told Sky Sports that he is 'flattered' by speculation linking him with the Fulham job, but is intent on staying at Ibrox.

Warburton has enjoyed a superb start to life at Rangers, winning 12 of his 14 league games in charge so far, whilst he has even guided the club to the Petrofac Training Cup final after a 4-0 win over St. Mirren on Saturday afternoon.

Promotion is the aim for Warburton this season, and whilst he will be focused on that task, speculation surrounds his future in the Ibrox hot seat.

The Telegraph reported over the weekend that Championship side Fulham were keen to offer Warburton a return to London, just months after he left their rivals Brentford.

Warburton guided Brentford to the Championship play-offs last season, and was harshly let go by the Bees before his move to Rangers - and that record in the Championship has seemingly caught Fulham's eye, having sacked Kit Symons earlier this month.

The Rangers boss was asked about the speculation at a press conference earlier today, and told Sky Sports that the rumours about his future are 'flattering'.

He did though state that he is completely focused on the task at hand with Rangers, meaning Fulham may have to look elsewhere for a new manager.

"It's very flattering. It's always good to be linked," said Warburton. "There are lots of times in your life when you're not linked to jobs, that's for sure. All you can do is put your head down and do your job here. The amount of clubs who change their managers down south is increasing year on year."

"I'm the Rangers manager. It's a huge club here. There's some big clubs in the English Championship - there's no doubt about that - but this is a huge club. We've started off well. There's a big project in place here and we have to be the best we can be every single day to try to take the club forward."

"It's had a tough four or five years - everyone's aware of that and everyone knows where the club has been to. They also know where the club needs to get to so we have to make sure we play a pivotal role in doing that. Down south, everyone knows about the Championship. It culminates in the richest game in world football but our focus right now is here at Rangers," he added.

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