Harry Redknapp talks up Rangers, makes prediction about Mark Warburton's Ibrox future

Harry Redknapp believes Mark Warburton will stay at Rangers.

Harry Redknapp has told The Scottish Sun that thinks Rangers are one of the biggest clubs in the world - and believes Mark Warburton will stay with the club.

The Gers are going through something of a sticky patch at the moment, having picked up just eight points from their last six games, which is a stark contrast to the 11 game winning run they enjoyed to open the season.

Still, manager Warburton has been earning plenty of plaudits for his work at Ibrox, having joined the club from English Championship side Brentford over the summer.

Warburton has been charged with the task of taking Rangers from the Scottish Championship back to the top flight, and given that his side sit top of the table - albeit narrowly from second-placed Hibernian - it looks to be going well so far.

However, his early success has led to some interest in luring him away from Ibrox already, with The Telegraph reporting that Fulham are keen to offer him a swift return to West London, whilst Wales Online suggested that Swansea City could look at him as a replacement for Garry Monk.

So far, Warburton has resisted any interest in his services, and now former QPR and Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has had his say on the matter.

Speaking to The Scottish Sun, Redknapp has spoken incredibly highly of Rangers, stating that they are one of the biggest clubs in the world.

Redknapp then stated that Warburton would be foolish leave Rangers for a return to English football, and predicted that the Gers boss will certainly 'want to stay where he is'.

"Glasgow Rangers are one of the biggest clubs in world football — why would Mark want to leave them for a smaller club in the English Championship?" said Redknapp. "I know Rangers are not what they were. However, Mark is rebuilding them and from what I can see is doing a very good job. His excellent work down at Brentford got him the chance at Rangers — and the difference between those clubs is enormous."

"It would surely need to take something special for Mark to walk away from what he’s got. He’ll want to stay where he is, I’m certain. Mark’s been handed a fantastic opportunity at one of the truly big clubs. He’ll know how lucky he is. I don’t care what people say about Scottish football, the fact is going to Rangers from Brentford wasn’t a step down. Mark’s been appointed to take Rangers back into the top flight and challenging again for the title and other honours. He’s got them on the right road and he’s someone I like very much," he added.

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