'Not being arrogant' – Warburton claims current Rangers successes down to him
Mark Warburton marked the first anniversary of his Rangers exit by talking up his successes in the transfer market.
The former Gers manager was heavily criticised for his business in the transfer market but he put up a robust defence of himself and claimed that the best Rangers players are all down to him.
Talking in the Scottish Sun, Warburton points to James Tavernier, Wes Foderingham and Josh Windass as proof that he was doing the right things at Rangers before a falling out with Dave King and an acrimonious split.
He said that he would never let the manner of his departure ruin his memories of a job that he looked at as a “privilege”, after delivering the Scottish Championship title to Rangers fans.
There were four Warburton signings playing when Rangers beat Ayr United 6-1 in the Scottish Cup, with Jason Holt not used.
And Tavernier has reportedly been signed up to a new long-term deal after being linked to clubs over the January transfer window.
He has been arguably Rangers’ best player this season, while Windass has also had a great season, scoring seven goals and adding eight assists in 24 Premiership clashes.
“I’m not being arrogant about this. It’s the last thing I’d be,” Warburton said.
“But, yes, I’m very satisfied at seeing a number of the boys we brought to the club still being important players for Rangers.
“I’m certainly not surprised by the impact of Wes, Tav and Josh. I’m delighted for them.
“Bates, Wilson, Holt, Halliday — who I’m glad to see back in the squad — are other players we signed.
“If Rangers want to, they’ll be able to make a good sum of money on Windass, Tav and Foderingham.”
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