Nigel Spackman makes prediction about Warburton's future, urges him to avoid Aston Villa

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Former Rangers ace Nigel Spackman predicts that Mark Warburton will stay at Ibrox for some time.

Former Rangers star Nigel Spackman has told The Scottish Sun that he doesn't think Mark Warburton will be leaving the club any time soon.

The Gers lost in the Scottish Cup final earlier today, as Hibernian came from 2-1 down to stage a late fightback and win 3-2 at Hampden Park.

That means that manager Warburton won't end the season with a domestic treble to his name, but with the Scottish Championship title secured as well as the Petrofac Training Cup, it's been an impressive first season for Warburton at Ibrox.

In fact, it's been so impressive from Warburton that the Daily Mail report that Rangers are hoping to offer Warburton a new contract already and keep him at Ibrox for the long haul, despite being just one year into a three-year deal in Glasgow.

Rangers fans will be hoping that Warburton stays, but there will always be talk of him returning to England, where he enjoyed great success with Brentford.

Now, former Rangers midfielder Nigel Spackman has offered his view on Warburton's future, predicting that Warburton won't be tempted away from Ibrox any time soon, as he thinks he would rather take Rangers to the top of the Premiership and possibly into Europe in the future.

Spackman added to The Scottish Sun that Warburton would be far better off at Rangers than a club like Aston Villa, who despite being a huge club in England, are a club in major decline whilst the Gers look to be heading in the right direction, but need backing by the board at Ibrox.

"I am not sure Mark will be tempted away from here too quickly," said Spackman. "Getting Rangers into the Premiership, where would you want to go? Aston Villa? Which is a club in an utter decline. Would you rather take that on or be with Rangers and enjoy your football in the Premiership and maybe the Europa League?"

"Yes, clubs are looking at him but I don’t see him leaving here. I think he wants to do a good job here and build on it. He needs the backing of the board. How much they can support him, I don’t know. That is going to be a big test going forward," he added.

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