Monday, 1 June 2015

Odds on Warburton for Rangers slashed

After declaring his “huge respect” for Rangers, prospective Ibrox manager Mark Warburton, who, naturally, refused to commit publicly to the hot seat, saw his odds for appointment in Govan dramatically slash.

Warburton is now 1/2 overwelming odds-on favourite to take up the mantle at the beleaguered outfit, and on the notion the exiting Brentford manager said:

“From my point of view they are a massive club. I have huge respect for the size of the club and the fan base at Rangers. Who wouldn’t? I am well aware of the tradition and history of the club so I would never be anything other than absolutely respectful of a club of that stature.”

Everything but throwing his hat into the ring for the job, and the bookies know it only too well. Bookies frequently get it right, and this may be an instance which does not buck that trend.

If Rangers do secure his services, expect Davie Weir as assistant and the very real possibility of him raiding Brentford, particularly for the player he signed only six months ago, Lewis Macleod.


  1. For those that really know their football and their sports, you'll know what I mean when I say don't give him the DVD "Moneyball" or the book "Moneyball--The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" by Michael Lewis.
    P.S. For those who say it's all about American Baseball, like I said you don't know your football and you don't know sports.

  2. Warburton would be a coup for Rangers and with Weir as his assistant, he would have someone who knows the club inside out. Warburton is part of the new school of manager. A student of the game who pushes new areas to find an edge and his record speaks for itself. To get Brentford on the verge of promotion in their first season in the Championship is a massive achievement. Get him in.

    1. His philosophy on football is old school and that's why Brentford let him go. A revolution is taking place in football, it's labelled mathematical modelling or analytics. It's people like Micheal Niemeyer at Bayer Munich who are the present and future of football. And I am positive there are plenty of Niemeyers in Scotland.


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