Report: Rangers plan new contract to keep Mark Warburton at Ibrox amid English interest

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Glasgow Rangers are reportedly moving to keep Mark Warburton at Ibrox.

According to the Daily Mail, Rangers are planning to offer manager Mark Warburton a new contract this summer to keep him away from the clutches of English clubs.

The Gers moved to bring in Warburton last summer following his departure from Brentford, where he had not only won promotion from League One, but also guided the Bees to the Championship play-offs.

The former city trader was seen as a huge appointment for Rangers, and so it has proved after a sensational first season at Ibrox for the Englishman.

Warburton has won the Scottish Championship title as well as the Petrofac Training Cup, and can make it a domestic treble by beating Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final later today.

Unsurprisingly, Warburton's exploits in Glasgow appear to have triggered interest, with The Telegraph reporting that Fulham were interested earlier this season, whilst The Scottish Sun reported earlier this month that Everton are keen to land Warburton as Martinez's replacement.

Now though, the Daily Mail report that, despite Warburton being just one year into a three-year deal at Ibrox, Rangers are hoping to tie Warburton down to a new and improved contract this summer.

That should keep Warburton at Rangers for many years, and whilst speculation over a return to England will surround him throughout his time at Ibrox, this new deal should give the Gers some added security as they prepare for life in the Scottish Premiership.

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