Friday, 17 August 2018

"There is no quick fix" - former Rangers chief's words....

Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton has been rather vocal in the press of late, with his gig at Talksport apparently his major source of income.

Following an ill-fated stint at Nottingham Forest, the ex-Brentford boss has been out of work and relying on radio stints instead – and he’s certainly made a few interesting comments in his time.

We will admit he has been extremely positive about Rangers and has said only gracious things following his exit that year – even if we were far from happy about the way he left and moved to the City Ground, he has at least held himself well regarding us, so this isn’t an attack on him.

If you’re reading Mark, we never rated you as manager, but we don’t have anything against you otherwise.

It is, however, a comment he made in the April after he left which certainly looks more and more intriguing right now as Rangers sit above Celtic in the league and look healthy in Europe:

"You have to have strong foundations. There is no quick fix. You can't go and buy a £10m striker and hope it works. You have to recognise there is a job at hand and it won't happen overnight."

Two months after appointing Gerrard, watching the blossoming success under him, we’re starting to learn why Mr Warburton probably isn’t best suited to football management.

While he was theoretically maybe correct, he failed to note that the ‘job at hand’ has been going on for six years, and he was part of the stuttering nature of it.

Now, it seems, Rangers finally have a real manager and a real squad and something is finally clicking for us.

One of the guys here at Ibrox Noise said Warburton would be best suited to an Academy job – teaching kids the ropes. Indeed, it was proposed that he could go to Arsenal or Spurs’ versions of it and coach kids about possession football. However, comments like those in 2017 and the fact he’s unable it seems to get a job in senior football again probably gives some idea of where it went wrong for him.

Que sera sera.


  1. woh, cool your jets.

    "right now as Rangers sit above Celtic in the league and look healthy in Europe" after 2 league matches and 3 qualifiers. It looks good so far this season but it's still no quick fix. SG has brought in a huge number of players but despite that an injury to McGregor, Goldson, Katic or morelos and it could all unravel pretty damn fast.

    1. Exactly- If we as a fanbase are anymore premature, we'll end up ejaculating in our y fronts before the first derby of the season.

  2. Warburton was way out of his depth at Rangers. He didn't meet the mental or physical demands to be a manager of our club and neither did his players. Apart from one or two around 15 are gone. Next week Caixinha will be sitting alongside him waxing lyrical and talking shit. Talksport, more like Talkshite.
    I am sure Steve Gerrard and Dave King realise that the sky could be the limmit for Rangers and we are at the very start of an exciting journey.
    Steve Gerrard said today he wants to build a team around Morelos. Dave, let's make it happen.

  3. I’d like to forget this guy was ever our manager. I’ll never forgive the fact that he spent the day in London having talks with Nottingham Forrest on the day of our worst ever defeat to hearts. I’m glad he went just after this... no respect for us and is still using our clubs name to make money

  4. Far too early for this sort of comment. I'm really enjoying the way this season has started but I ain't getting carried away - could change if we win the next two games handsomely - there's a way to go yet.
    I didn't like the way Warbs left the club and it's never been properly explained, but I did like the way he came into the club and with little time (or money) put together a team with some pretty severe limitations and encouraged them to "football" their way out of the Championship. And to play their way past several SPL teams in the cups. And to play their way past the Scum in the cup semi. And to win the Diddy Cup on the way.
    He signed some good lads who should have turned a good profit or stayed longer than they did but......all history now. I've no bad words for the bloke - onwards and upwards.

  5. Mark Warburton :
    Never Fit to Be Manager of Glasgow Rangers! 😃💙

    Whos he managing now?
    ...oh yeh thats right! 😂

    Good Riddance Warburton!
    Go back to Making Bread! 😂👊

  6. The problem in the recent past was buying in duds, a key part of recruitment is personnel selection something beyond warbs and pedro; and to some extent Ally.

  7. Depends on your definition of "fix". If you mean showing improvement and getting better then we are definitely heading in the right direction and could be classed as fixed. If it means winning silverware this season then time will tell. We may but please don't lose faith if we don't. We will soon.


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