An awkward situation is avoided. For now…

11 Jun

Wednesday saw a potentially awkward situation for Brentford fans avoided (one hopes) after former boss Mark Warburton, the odds on favourite to be next manager at Rangers, distanced himself from reports suggesting he was in line to replace Kit Symons at Fulham. Clearly his stock is in demand, having spent the latter part of last season being linked with all manner of positions – even doomed QPR were on the agenda – and nothing has changed since.

My own hopes are that Warbs does end up at Rangers. It would be a fantastic challenge, an incredible long-term opportunity and one which a man of his ability would relish. Additionally, if Mark does find his way to Ibrox it he means he is no longer managing in the Championship.

Frankly, I don’t want him doing his best to scupper our own promotion prospects.


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6 Responses to “An awkward situation is avoided. For now…”

  1. RebelBee June 11, 2015 at 7:55 am #

    Wherever Warburton ends up we can’t really complain, our loss! Fulham is a good fit for him in many ways, although the ever classy Warbs is at pains to point out that they do have a manager. I guess quite a few deluded cottage regulars think he isn’t big time enough for them. We could do without the pain of watching him turn it around there, then ultimately come back to haunt us in the games to come. Warbs working at Fulham is a rash that can be treated, Warbs managing at QPR would be terminal, so I’m glad that didn’t happen. Glasgow Rangers are a great club, and a truly big club – I’d like him to go there and breathe life into them again, imagine Rangers finally back at the top beating Celtic with our man in the seat, maybe taking them into Europe, it would be something. Maybe he could give it 3 years in Scotland before taking the England job – imo he could develop to be in contention for the top job.

    Meanwhile back at the ranch Marinus and our DoF need to get on message re Andre Gray, the former saying that he must stay, the latter seemingly inviting bids. Maybe it’s the media operating between the cracks to create a story, but with so many cooks now involved it’ll require commons style whips to keep them all from putting their foot in it. Selling Andre to QPR is a red line for me, whatever the price.

    • nickbruzon June 11, 2015 at 8:25 am #

      Fully agreed. We had ‘first dibs’ on Mark so no complaints from that respect. I just don’t want to be in a position where, as a fan, I see him in the away dugout.
      As for Andre, that’s a colum in itself….

  2. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) June 11, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

    Those that say that a genuine candidate for a manager’s role is not ‘big enough’ are clearly from the supporter equivalent of John Cleese’s portrayal of the average footballer being interviewed ‘He crossed the ball and i headed it in’.

    I should think there are plenty of Putney Posers who would love Warbs to be making a walk out from the Cottage every 2 weeks. Same with Gers supporters, although many are saying ‘Who?’ but the educated are genuinely excited about Warbs & Davie stepping out at Ibrox.

    Not only does a truly massive club like Rangers need Warbs, but a stronger Rangers will lead to a desperately needed revitalised football scene North of the Border. Scotland needs someone to come forward and make Barry Hearn’s painfully accurate words part of history. That man could be Warbs

    • nickbruzon June 11, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

      It’s a great position for Warbs. He left Brentford on an absolute high and probably has his pick of jobs.
      Can’t wait to see where he ends up and, more importantly, how he fares.

      I’m sure all will become clear in the next week or three.

  3. Dom June 11, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    Grow up you phallus

    • nickbruzon June 11, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

      Cheers Dom. Appreciate the ever insightful observation

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