Warburton explains how conversation with Tottenham staff shows what Rangers should do

Mark Warburton believes Rangers should follow the example of his boyhood club Tottenham Hotspur.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told Sky Sports that he thinks his side should learn from Premier League title challengers Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gers have enjoyed a remarkable month, having clinched the Scottish Championship title, won the Petrofac Training Cup, and then beat Old Firm rivals in the Scottish Cup semi-final last week.

Manager Warburton has enjoyed a superb first season in the Ibrox dugout, and it could get even better with a win over Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final, which would hand Rangers a spot in next season's Europa League.

That would be a stunning achievement in Warburton's first season with the club, and the Gers boss doesn't have to look far for inspiration.

Warburton's boyhood club Tottenham showed this season the perfect way to balance Premier League and Europa League commitments, rotating their squad and coping with the huge travel involved in games across the continent.

Warburton has a strong relationship with Spurs having taken Nathan Oduwa and Dominic Ball on loan from the Premier League title challengers, and he has now revealed that he has spoken to staff at White Hart Lane about their Europa League commitments.

As quoted by Sky Sports, Warburton admitted that he wants his team to emulate Spurs and the way they travelled in the week before coming back to England and beating Premier League teams - and that's what Warburton wants his players to do if Rangers do end up in the Europa League next season.

"I spoke to our friends at Spurs; they played away, got back Friday morning at 6am, went to bed, came in Saturday, flew to Villa and beat Villa 2-0 - that's what we have to learn from and look at and say 'that's the level'," said Warburton.

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