David Weir slams suggestion Rangers boss Mark Warburton is not committed to Ibrox

The Englishman has led the Gers to plenty of success during his first season in charge.

Rangers' assistant boss David Weir has slammed the suggestion that Mark Warburton is not fully committed to the club and is not planning to be with the Gers for very long, the Daily Record reports.

The former Brentford man has done a sensational job with the Light Blues this term, helping them secure promotion to the top flight by winning the Scottish Championship as well as guiding them to the Challenge Cup and Scottish Cup final.

Nevertheless, the fact that the Englishman has not moved his family up to Glasgow has seemingly led some to believe that he views his time at Ibrox as more of a temporary measure. But Weir has dismissed any claim that the 53-year-old is not fully focused on being a success with Rangers.

"I've heard all that stuff. That Mark has left his family in London so he's not in it for the long haul," he told the Record.

"It's a fool's argument. I've done it as well, ever since I moved up here in 2007. If anything, not moving your family up shows you're more committed. You see your family less and when you are here you're completely focused on your work.

"Mark, myself and Frank 
McParland, our head of recruitment, will meet and go for food of an evening and all we do is talk about work."

As well as Weir insisting that Warburton's sole focus is the Gers, the way that he has dealt with speculation surrounding his future must surely convince any doubters that he remains as determined as ever to take the club back towards the summit of the Scottish game.

Sky Sports reported earlier in the month that he had dismissed speculation linking him with a move to Everton.

The Toffees would arguably be one of the best matches for Warburton currently given the style of football they play and the talent in their squad. And with their underachievement this season, the Rangers boss would be forgiven for looking at a switch to Goodison Park as an ideal chance to make his name in the Premier League.

But his desire to play down the rumours perhaps confirms that he is simply viewing his current job as the ideal chance to re-establish a sleeping giant back where they belong.

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