Rangers open talks in bid to agree latest deal, senior man keen to be at Ibrox
By Dominic Toner
Mark Warburton has revealed that he will reopen contract talks with Rangers.
The Ibrox manager has two years to run on his current deal and talks over new terms were put on hold following the Scottish Cup Final.
He then went on holiday before spending a week doing coaching badges at St George’s Park.
“We had open discussions, then I went on holiday, Warburton said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun. “We will re-open these discussion when we go back and hopefully reach a suitable conclusion.
“It’s one of those cases, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. If you say nothing, people say ‘He’s going’. You can’t win. It’s difficult, so it will be good to put it to rest with some clarification”.
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The former Brentford manager is contracted with Rangers until June 2018 but looks set to extend his time at Ibrox.
Warburton helped his side clinch the Scottish Championship title last season and sealed the return of Rangers to the Premiership after a four year absence.
His only previous experience in management came during his two-year spell with Brentford, who he got promoted from League One as runners up.
Preparations have already begun and the manager has been quick to bolster his squad for the upcoming season, with the likes of Joey Barton, Niko Kranjcar and Jordan Rossiter signing.
With these additions Warburton will be hoping they can challenge Old Firm rivals Celtic for the title next season.
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