Mark Warburton discusses options after Rangers, beating Celtic not enough

Ahead of this weekend's big clash against Celtic, Mark Warburton has been talking about his plan after Rangers.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has told The Times that he wants to manage in England's Premier League, but knows he must achieve more at Ibrox to be considered for a role.

Speaking ahead of a huge game against Celtic this weekend in the Scottish Cup semi-final, the former Brentford boss says that simply being top dogs in Scotland again will not be enough for him.

He feels that Scottish football is still looked down upon, and he will still be considered a risk. Warburton added that if he is to prove himself, then he will have to lead Rangers to success in European competition.

Warburton said: "I’d like to work in the Premier League one day, but I’m sure I’m still seen as a risk. I’m grateful to Rangers for taking a chance on me as there are far more experienced managers around than me.

"Look at someone like Nigel Pearson and what he’s achieved in the game. I’ve not done that. I’ve got to prove that I can get a team into Europe and can compete at that level."

A win against Celtic would put Rangers into the final, and put Warburton's side one game away from qualifying for next season's Europa League.

This would be a year ahead of schedule, with Rangers only earlier this month clinching promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

Success in Europe will not be easy, with Celtic struggling in recent seasons, but with both sides pushing each other on domestically, they should be that little bit sharper when it comes to facing foreign sides.

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