Bert Konterman believes Rangers appointing Mark Warburton was the best decision club has made for several years

The former Brentford boss has guided the Light Blues to the top of the Scottish Championship.

Former Rangers defender Bert Konterman believes that appointing Mark Warburton was the best decision that the Light Blues have made in several years, the Daily Record reports.

The former Brentford boss was appointed last summer following the Gers' failure to get promoted from the Scottish Championship after losing in the play-off final. And Konterman explained that it was after listening to a presentation from Warburton long before he was appointed at Ibrox that made him feel very confident for his old side once he had heard that he had actually been given the job. 

"A year ago I was at Hampden for the introduction to the UEFA pro license. And who was the speaker? Mark Warburton," he told the Record.

"I had never heard of him but he gave a fantastic presentation for two and a half hours and he was talking all about the statistics and the way they worked at Brentford.

"He had a vision. When I heard he was Rangers boss it gave me a positive feeling."

Warburton has justified Konterman's confidence during his first few months in the job. Rangers currently sit eight points clear at the top of the table, and while Hibernian have a game in hand, it appears that they are well on course to seal their return to the top flight. 

That progress has prompted the Dutchman to make a bold statement about how important Warburton's appointment has been to the club.

"This is the best move at Rangers for the last three or four years. You need a leader and a guy with a vision to point the club in one direction," he added.

Having been part of the Rangers side that clinched the Treble in 2003, the 45-year-old probably has a good idea of what it takes to be successful at Ibrox.

And it appears that after several years away in the wilderness, Rangers are back on their way to reaching somewhere near that level again, and Konterman believes that is mostly down to Warburton's appointment. 

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