Former Rangers assistant manager David Weir is adamant his time as part of Mark Warburton’s management team was a success – despite the horrific results in the Scottish Premiership under the pair.
Warburton and Weir did fantastically well in their debut season as they led the Light Blues to promotion back to the top-flight and a Scottish Cup final appearance but the second season was largely a disaster – with the Gers still paying the price today.
Weir insists that after taking over the club with a handful of first-team players that they done a brilliant job before resigning in February 2016 with the Gers miles off the pace.
“I will argue with anyone that we were successful,” Weir said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“When we came to the club we had nine players, the club had finished third in the Championship and there was a lot of work to be done.
“We wanted to build a team to take Rangers into the Premiership and a lot of work went into that. We were on the right route getting Rangers back to where we wanted to be. But the next season was more difficult back in the Premiership.
“There were obstacles in our way, and some things did not work out the way we had hoped.”
After leaving the Gers, Warburton and Weir quickly returned to football with Nottingham Forest but were sacked by the Championship side on New Year’s Eve.
The former Gers skipper lifted three Scottish Premiership titles, three Scottish League Cups and two Scottish Cups as a player at Ibrox.
Football Insider verdict:
Weir and Warburton’s first season was a success. Weir and Warburton’s second season doesn’t come close to being described as anything remotely close to a success. The Gers’ return to the Scottish Premiership was a shambles with the Light Blues struggling to get wins over the likes of Hamilton, Ross County and Inverness Caledonian Thistle. The manner in which they tried to engineer an exit from Ibrox suggest Weir and Warburton are acutely aware of how poor their second campaign with the Gers was.
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