Willie Henderson raves about Rangers boss Mark Warburton

Willie Henderson says he would have loved to play under Rangers boss Mark Warburton.

Quoted by Inside Futbol, Rangers legend Willie Henderson has revealed that he would have loved to have worked with current boss Mark Warburton, describing him as a "breath of fresh air".

The former Brentford manager has certainly restored something of a feel-good factor in and around Ibrox as Rangers won the Scottish Championship to seal their four-year wait for a return to the Scottish Premiership.

In addition to that, Warburton also led the Gers to Petrofac Cup glory, while a Scottish Cup final against Hibernian awaits them at Hampden Park later this month following their dramatic semi-final penalty-shootout victory over Celtic in April.

Indeed, Warburton, who only joined the Glasgow giants last summer, has been a roaring success so far, and the legendary Henderson made his feelings for the Londoner perfectly clear.

“I would have loved working with Mark Warburton," he said via Inside Futbol. “Why? He is an honest type of person, he’s very professional, he wants the best out of players. What else do you want in a manager? He’s worked in the City so he’s had a lot of experience there, he will have had a lot of experience dealing with people and he can get the best out of them.

“That’s what he is doing at Rangers and he’s getting every ounce out of the players which is why the club has won the Championship title, the Petrofac Cup and we still have a Scottish Cup final to look forward to.

“So it’s been a breath of fresh air, absolutely brilliant, and that performance in the first half against Celtic was top class – Rangers have played really well this year and it’s been exciting to watch."


The 53-year-old has set some pretty high standards during his short spell at Ibrox, and his victory over Celtic in the cup has intensified the fans' hunger for a Premiership title challenge.


He will certainly bolster his ranks in the summer months, and Warburton may feel a tad optimistic that he can at least challenge, though being a smart manager, he is likely to pile the pressure on the Hoops at every given moment next term.

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