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  1. Mark Warburton is new Rangers manager
  2. His assistant is former Gers captain David Weir
  3. Warburton took Brentford to Championship play-off semis

Live Reporting

By Keir Murray

All times stated are UK

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We'll have reaction to the appointment of the new duo throughout the day on the BBC Sport website. Many thanks for joining us this afternoon and for sending us your contributions. All the best.

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PeitroPyotrPedro: "Unemployed 2nd tier English club manager takes control of 2nd tier Scottish club.....underwhelming on all levels. #bbcscotfootball"

Scott on Facebook: "I hear Rangers had this deal in the oven for some time. Is he hoping for a slice of the good times?" (Other flour-based products are available - BBC editorial policy.)

Robert Kennedy: "Bold, brave move. Unless Dave the saviour King splashes some serious money. I have my doubts #bbcscotfootball"

We're seeing shots from earlier of the press photographers taking pictures of Warburton and Weir in all the traditional poses - with club scarf raised, at the front door of Ibrox, kneeling in front of the mosaic of the club crest.

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Andrew Davidson: ‏"I think it's good to see a tried and tested manager in place. Hopefully he'll get rid if the dross and really look to build. #bbcscotfootball

Scotbot: ‏"Everybody thinks Warburton's a great Rangers appt. Truth is he's got barely any experience, neither as player nor coach. #bbcscotfootball"

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Craig: "Unproven? Fantastically successful at Brentford."

Alan: "I'm sure after letting go of the 12 over paid duds at the end of season cash will be made available... I want to see more youth players get a chance."

And with that, directors Paul Murray and John Gilligan and the new management team set off to work.

Rangers director Paul Murray: "Mark has a wider view of a football structure other than being just the manager."

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Karl Leys: "Don't like to say it, but I think Rangers have made a good appointment here. #bbcscotfootball"

Finlay Campbell: ‏"He needs to build a new side so I hope he gets support and plenty of dough! #bbcscotfootball"

Mark Warburton: "Right now we have some good players. Our job is to move the club forward as quickly as possible. Brentford used the smallest number of players last season - 24. I prefer lean squads. If we can produce academy players, fantastic, but they have to be good enough. We like players who enjoy possession. We like players who enjoy the football, who don't give it away cheaply. Our job is to fill the stadium."

Mark Warburton: "I realise the playing squad is quite lean. I like working with younger players but they have to be able to play in front of 45,000 people. Any club will tell you, the academy should be the heartbeat of the club. We will give the boys a pathway to progress. We have to create the support network. We have to prepare for the longer term. The word 'value' is very important to us."

David Weir: "Mark is very clever in what he does and he has belief that he is going to be successful. Our job is to get the club back to where it needs to be and wants to be. Mark has a business background. He communicates well with people and he is also a very good coach."

Mark Warburton: "Our aim is to win the division, to get the squad together and gel quickly. We will make the right additions to the playing squad that will add value to the football club."

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Kenny Edwards: "Paul Murray looking like the cat that got the cream #bbcscotfootball"

Mark Warburton: "Davie's playing career speaks for itself. I have a different type of background. Man-management is a massive part of this role. You have to deal with different types of characters."

Rangers director Paul Murray: "Mark has shown himself to be a very progressive manager with lots of ideas. Davie is a legend of the club. We think they are right to take Rangers forward."

Mark Warburton: "It's a fantastic opportunity. I'm sure there will be some mistakes but it's important to learn from them and move the club forward."

Mark Warburton: "It's a challenge for us. It's one we look forward to and embrace."

Rangers director Paul Murray: "The board had a very important decision to take. We spoke to a very small number of excellent candidates. The board thanks Stuart McCall and Kenny Black. We would like to welcome the 15th manager of Rangers, Mark Warburton."

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Craig Arbuckle: "I think it's a bit of a punt, actually. The easier option would have been to keep McCall or bring back some established has been but Brentford fans absolutely loved him for what he did at their club. Generally managers have success at a small club; gaining promotion etc and then move onto a bigger club with greater resources where they are more likely to win trophies..... might take a few years at Ibrox, admittedly!"

Alan Blacklaw: "I'm delighted, attack minded manager who done a fantastic job at Brentford .... Nice to have big Weir back also."

Andy Eva: "Think he could be the man but the signings will be crucial."

Claire Wotherspoon: "Completely the wrong move. Nothing wrong with McCall. Rangers seem to think they are above someone like McCall. Will be in the championship for another few seasons."

Bobby Greyfriars: "Let's hope he gives the young uns a chance, get them ready for the SPL."

Jim Armit: "Hope they do well, new dawn, wee risk, but they should have plenty contacts to bring in decent players. I'm happy with appointments if confirmed."

Yes, it's after 14:30 BST. Why the delay? We hear Rangers are doing the photo shoot out on the pitch first. Shouldn't be long now.

Mark Warburton and David Weir

Thanks to our

reporter David Currie for this photo of the new Ibrox management duo. Clearly, our David is so excited he couldn't keep his hands still - or maybe it's a rubbish old phone.

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Jason Smith: "To begin with, he was probably ranked an 'outsider' but I reckon this is just a 'slice' of what's to come of our great club so let's 'toast' to what will hopefully be a great season ahead! (I'll get my coat)."

Robert Sutherland: "Been saying he should be next Rangers manager since he was to leave his previous club, great choice."

William Christie: "Come on Warburton and Weir, been waiting for this. I said to my gran before she passed we are wounded soldiers and we will get fixed."

Kenny Matthews: "Unproven manager, failed assistant manager. Will struggle to get rfc out of championship."

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Dan Greet: "Made a great name himself in the English league and the Scottish championship (despite the size of Rangers) seems a step back. #bbcscotfootball"

Golden Irons: "Brilliant appointment. The chase begins!!"

Scott Robertson: "I'm ecstatic!!!!! #bbcscotfootball"

Christian Heath: "Great for Rangers - they need a shrewd manager, not another sentimental one - but big step down for MW #bbcscotfootball"

Bex: "Good luck to Rangers and Mark Warburton for next season. What a pro, hope the club realise how lucky they are. #bbcscotfootball"

Warburton, 52, will be assisted at Ibrox by the club's former captain David Weir. The pair worked together at Griffin Park.

Warburton factbox

Here's what Dave Lane, editor of the Brentford fans' site Beesotted, told BBC Scotland about Mark Warburton on Sunday: "His philosophy is very much 'let the other team worry about us' rather than be over-cautious. He loves attacking, free-flowing football.

"He sets his teams up to go out and win. Some of the football we have seen over the last couple of seasons has been exceptional. After some bedding in, I am sure he will get Rangers up to the Scottish Premiership.

"He is one for the long term. He took over a team, in terms of being the manager, that he was instrumental in piecing together, but he did that over three years."

Clearly, Rangers have been attracted to Mark Warburton's success lifting west London side Brentford into the Championship from League One.

Our BBC colleagues tell us Warburton used just 24 players in the league last season - the joint fewest in the whole Football League - as the Bees reached the play-offs. Brentford's achievement in finishing fifth last season, in their first campaign in the second tier since 1992-93, was all the more remarkable as six of the 24 players used by Warburton made less than five league appearances.

The media conference begins at 14:30 BST. The video can be viewed by clicking on the play button at the top of the page or by clicking on the "live coverage" tab.

Rangers say Mark Warburton is the first Englishman to manage the club. He is Rangers' 15th manager.

Rangers have released a statement in the past half hour, confirming Warburton and Weir's appointment on three-year deals.

They stated their thanks to Stuart McCall and his assistant, who took on the manager's role on a temporary basis in March when Kenny McDowall resigned.

The statement said: "The Rangers Board would like to express its gratitude to Stuart McCall and Kenny Black for their contribution to the Club in very difficult circumstances.

"They will always be welcomed back to Ibrox at any time. We wish them success in their futures."

Good afternoon and welcome to our live text and video coverage of the news conference at Ibrox Stadium where Rangers' new management team of Mark Warburton and David Weir are being presented to the media.