Stuart McCall gives his strong opinion on Mark Warburton's future as Rangers boss

Stuart McCall has urged Mark Warburton to stay at Rangers.

Former Rangers boss Stuart McCall has told The Herald that he thinks Mark Warburton would be 'absolutely crazy' to consider leaving Ibrox.

Warburton took the Rangers job over the summer having left Brentford, and his spell in charge has been a roaring success so far.

With 13 wins from 15 Scottish Championship games, Rangers sit top of the table and are the favourites to win promotion to the top flight after a superb start under Warburton's guidance.

However, his impressive start to life at Ibrox has triggered interest in his services. BBC Sport reported earlier this week that Championship side Fulham were looking to bring the ex-Brentford manager back to West London as a replacement for the recently sacked Kit Symons.

The speculation angered Warburton, as he furiously told the Daily Record that he intends to stay at Ibrox and continue with his project in Glasgow.

Now, his predecessor Stuart McCall, who left Rangers at the end of last season, has given his opinion on Warburton's situation.

Speaking to The Herald, McCall says that Warburton would be 'absolutely crazy' to even consider leaving the club, citing the size and ambition of the club as a reason why he should only even contemplate leaving the club if it was for the Premier League.

"Unless it’s a top side in the Premier League, I think he’d be absolutely crazy to even contemplate it," said McCall. "As big a club as Fulham are, a London club and in the Championship, he’s working at Rangers now with between 40 and 50 thousand fans every week."

"There is now a feel good factor and he’s got almost a free hand. I know Mark is from England but I can only speak for myself and I wouldn’t give it one second’s consideration. He has a chance to build something at Rangers and finish what he has started."

"Mark’s being allowed to build a side and there are expectations and pressures at Rangers but if he goes to Fulham then what are his expectations? The size of the budget, the club and the fan base means Rangers should be aiming for top three," he added.

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