Rangers boss frustrated by speculation

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton has been in charge of the Ibrox club for 13 months.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

Speaking to Rangers TV, manager Mark Warburton has admitted that speculation linking him with other jobs is frustrating, but concedes that is par for the course in football management.

The 53-year-old could continue his role as Rangers manager until 2019 after he and his assistant David Weir signed contract extensions on Tuesday afternoon.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton (R) and Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs

That development could, and perhaps should, stem the tide of speculation linking him with a return to English football, having successfully secured Rangers' promotion back to the Scottish Premiership last term following a four-year absence for the club.

Warburton, who took the Gers job 13 months ago, has been linked with the likes of Fulham and Everton among others since December of last year, and the former Brentford boss admits that rumours are annoying, but notes that it is the very nature of beast in his line of work.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

Asked if it gets frustrating to see his name linked with different jobs, Warburton responded to Rangers TV: "Yeah the frustration is part and parcel with the job. It's flattering for anyone, in any line of work, to be linked with other jobs, but right now we're committed and we know what we have to do."

It could be argued that rumours are a bi-product of simply being good at a certain job, and Warburton certainly seems adept in his Rangers role.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates after being promoted to the Scottish Premiership

They cruised to promotion out of the Championship last term and the consensus so far this summer is that the Glasgow giants can challenge their Old Firm rivals Celtic and fight for the Premiership.

If they do that - or even win it - then the man himself will find himself a lot more frustrated this time next summer.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch