By Coral Barry

Mark Warburton is set to double his salary when he signs a new contract at Rangers, according to a report.

The Rangers boss has enjoyed an impressive first season at the Ibrox, helping the Gers’ return to the Scottish Premiership and taking them to two cup finals.

Warburton’s efforts have not gone unnoticed by the Rangers board and club chairman Dave King has offered his manager a new and substantially improved deal.

The Daily Record claim an agreement is already done in principle, with Warburton in line to collect £600,000 a year as Gers boss.

Warburton is currently on holiday in the United States with his family, but is expected to sign the new deal when he returns for pre-season next month.

It is believed that Warburton collected around £6000-a-week – equivalent to £300,000-a-year – during his first campaign as manager and has now been handsomely rewarded for his excellent season with a healthy boost to his salary.

Rangers’ fantastic season came to a somewhat sour end after they lost the Scottish Cup final to Hibernian and then had to flee to the dressing room at the full-time whistle as Hibs fan flooded the pitch.

The Glasgow club have confirmed several of the players were attacked by Hibs fans and have slammed the reaction of the Scottish FA and Hibs to the incident.

Despite the end of season troubles, Warburton has quickly moved to prepare for next season with the confirmation that Joey Barton has joined the club from Championship winners Burnley.

In other Rangers news, the Gers have confirmed who will be Brendan Rodgers’ No.2 at the club.