Andy Goram makes stunning comments, compares Warburton to Ibrox legend Walter Smith

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Rangers boss Mark Warburton has been compared to Walter Smith by Andy Goram.

Rangers legend Andy Goram has told The Scottish Herald that he believes current boss Mark Warburton is on his way to becoming the club's new Walter Smith.

Warburton, 53, has already had quite the career; having given up his life as a city trader in London to move into football management, he starred with Brentford, winning promotion to the Championship in 2014, and then taking the Bees immediately into the Championship play-offs.

Bizarrely, Brentford then let Warburton go at the end of last season, and Rangers were quick to move and snap him up as Stuart McCall's replacement at Ibrox.

Warburton overhauled his squad with key signings like Wes Foderingham, James Tavernier, Rob Kiernan, Jason Holt and Martyn Waghorn, and now has Rangers sitting 14 points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship, with just two defeats all season.

Warburton currently has a win rate of 82%, and with promotion virtually guaranteed, he can cap off a remarkable season by possibly beating Old Firm rivals Celtic in the Scottish Cup next month.

Now, former Rangers star Andy Goram has told The Scottish Herald that he thinks Warburton is similar to ex-Gers boss Walter Smith, who won a stunning ten league titles, five Scottish Cups and five Scottish League cups during his time with the club - and whilst Warburton has a long, long way to go before reaching that success, Goram sees similarities between the two.

"I think he speaks in a similar fashion to Walter when I was there," said Goram. "I see similarities. I believe he is the kind of guy you would want to play for," he added.

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