Warburton thrilled to land chief scout McParland

Rangers boss Mark Warburton says it’s a big step forward for the club after recruiting chief scout Frank McParland.

McParland, who is a former director at Liverpool’s Academy, is seen as a real coup for the Ibrox club by manager Warburton as he is credited with the development of players like Raheem Sterling and Jordan Ibe.

Warburton worked with McParland at Brentford and he is very pleased to have him at the Light Blues.

“I’m delighted to get someone of Frank’s calibre to come to the club,” he said.

“It’s a big step in the right direction.

“He’s recognised as one of the best in the business. His track record speaks for itself and we’ve worked very long and hard to get someone of Frank’s calibre to come here.

“I have absolute faith in his judgement in terms of players and absolute faith in his feedback, which is really important.

“There’s no point someone of Frank’s calibre looking at players four, five, six times and then me getting over there and saying I’m not so sure.

“It will always be, it has to be, my say, for obvious reasons with me picking the team, that goes without saying, but it’s about opinion, listening to that opinion, sharing ideas, sharing knowledge and experience.

“At the end of the day I trust his judgement, he knows what I want and I’ve got no problem with that, I’ve got 100% belief in him.”

Rangers had former Barcelona and Man City youngster Gai Assulin training at Murray Park and Warburton doesn’t believe it won’t be too long before former Derby County player John Eustace will be signed up.

“We’re very close now,” he said. “I think in the next couple of days we’ll have some very positive news.

“He’s a very experienced individual, very knowledgeable, well liked by the squad and I’ve no doubt he’ll add value to us.”

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