Mark Warburton comments on Rangers expectation, David Weir advice

Rangers boss Mark Warburton says he has little choice but to embrace the expectations that come with managing the Old Firm giants.


Rangers boss Mark Warburton has told Sky Sports News, broadcast on February 23 at 10.30am, that he relishes the expectations that come with managing such a high-profile club.


Last summer, Warburton was placed in charge of Rangers after the club failed to earn promotion to the Scottish top flight, and since his arrival, he has put the Old Firm giants in pole position to renew their rivalry with Celtic next season.


Rangers currently lead the Scottish Championship by eight points from Hibernian, who have a game in hand, but having lost just three of his 35 matches in Glasgow, Warburton will be confident of getting his team over the finishing line.


The former Brentford head coach has also commented on the influence of members of his backroom staff, with David Weir coming in for particular praise.


The ex-defender played 230 times for the club in all competitions and Warburton has acknowledged that a piece of advice from the club stalwart stood out when he arrived in June.


Warburton said: "I think having David Weir and Jim Stewart there who have lots of experience and know the club so well is hugely beneficial for me.

"David said to me very early on that, if we play Barcelona, the fans would expect to win. You have to recognise the expectation really early on. You can sense it.

"Like David said, we can be booed off at 0-0 at half time. The expectation is very high, we have to understand it and live with it with our performances. That's our job. If you crumble under that expectation, you are at the wrong place. You need to enjoy it and understand how you can please the fans."

Rangers are next in action when they host St Mirren in the league this weekend.

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