Mark Warburton has a warning for Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers appointed Steven Gerrard as the Ibrox club’s manager in the summer.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Mark Warburton has told The Daily Record that Rangers manager Steven Gerrard should not get paranoid at Ibrox.

Liverpool legend Gerrard was appointed as the Rangers manager earlier this summer.

The Rangers managerial job is the former England international midfielder’s first in a senior management role.

Warburton was the manager of Rangers from the summer of 2015 until February 2017, and the former Nottingham Forest boss has a warning for Rangers.

 

“Steven is a world-class player who played in the Champions League and England internationals,” Warburton told The Daily Record. “He doesn’t need advice from me about coping with pressure.

“But you have to be very careful not to get into a siege mentality in Glasgow. I kept hearing from staff and people around the club, ‘Everyone up here hates us. Everyone hates Rangers!’

“I was like, ‘Hang on a second, do you realise how paranoid that sounds?’ Sometimes a siege mentality can be good when you’re trying to build morale and team spirit.

“But in the environment up there, sometimes it can be easy to go over the top and lose sight of what you are trying to achieve.”

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Exciting times for Rangers

Rangers have started the season strongly and are on course to progressing to the group stage of the Europa League.

The Scottish giants will also be aiming to challenge Old Firm rivals Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title this season.

While it is going to be hard for the Gers to win the league title this season, the Ibrox faithful will be confident of the team at least giving Brendan Rodgers’s side a run for their money.

Rangers have finished third in each of the last two Scottish Premiership seasons.

Mark Warbuton, Manager of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Nottingham Forest at Ashton Gate on December 16, 2017 in Bristol, England.

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