Former Rangers defender blames the club’s woes on Warburton and Weir

As reported by The Daily Record, former Rangers defender Hugh Burns has blamed Mark Warburton for the problems the Light Blues are currently facing.

What’s the story?

Burns played for the Gers for four years between 1983 and 1987 and is regularly seen on Rangers TV working as an analyst for the club’s online channel.

He’s hit out at Warburton, believing he’s left Pedro Caixinha with a squad full of players not up to the task at Ibrox.

Speaking to The Daily Record, Burns said:

Virtually all of those players on the park against Celtic last weekend were signed by Warburton. I would like to know how a call was made to bring a man from Brentford to be the manager of one of the biggest clubs in the world. That wouldn’t happen in any other industry but he made big mistakes.

Caixinha will undoubtedly be keen to stamp his own authority on the squad when the transfer window opens this summer.

Not Just Warburton

He also had less than kind words for Rangers legend Davie Weir who served the club so admirably as a player but as assistant to Warburton, found himself less than popular by the time he left Ibrox.

Burns feels Weir should have been more pro-active in ensuring Philippe Senderos did not sign for club on high wages when there are U21 players at the club who could have had a chance.

Again speaking to The Record, Burns said:

Davie should have had the balls to say to Warburton, ‘I’m a so-called legend at this club, I’ve been a centre-half for Scotland and I don’t think this guy is good enough to play for Rangers.’ That’s what should have been said as an assistant. Why didn’t Davie say that? Half-a-million pound wages and hardly played. A joke.

It’s a difficult situation at Ibrox right now but one which must be rectified quickly or else supporters could be in for another season of hurt next term.