Rangers: Mark Warburton focused on team affairs alone

By Richard WilsonBBC Scotland
Rangers manager Mark Warburton
Warburton has been in charge at Ibrox since June

Manager Mark Warburton insists that off-field developments will not affect the coaching staff or players at Ibrox.

The Court of Session ruled this week that Rangers used a scheme to break tax rules between 2001 and 2010.

And the current regime announced a loss of £7.5m along with shareholder guarantees to provide £2.5m to cover costs until the end of the season.

"My only concern is the football department, that's my job," said Warburton.

"Anything else is not my business, I'm not qualified, I don't have enough experience to deal with these other matters.

"You're well aware of that [recent turmoil] coming from the outside, you do your homework and the last three or four years have been problematic and difficult.

"But we're moving forward now and the football department's in good shape. That's our job and anything outside that is not my concern. I'm paid to look after the football department.

"The players are focused on what they do. Like the staff, that's beyond their pay grade.

"We'll focus on what we're hopefully good at, working here, preparing the players, out on the pitch.

"I arrived here five months ago, why would I possibly have an opinion on [the consequences of the Court of Session verdict]? To talk about history is irrelevant, in the nicest possible way."

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