Rangers EXCLUSIVE: Mark Warburton tips Steven Gerrard to bring Scottish title back to Ibrox after rejecting

Mark Warburton has backed Steven Gerrard’s decision to reject Derby County to remain at Rangers, and believes the manager can bring the Scottish Premiership title back to Ibrox next season.

Championship club Derby are believed to be making contingency plans for the seemingly inevitable departure of current boss Frank Lampard to Chelsea.

Derby County reportedly approached Steven Gerrard to succeed Frank Lampard as manager at Pride Park, and he said no.

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Derby County reportedly approached Steven Gerrard to succeed Frank Lampard as manager at Pride Park, and he said no.

According to recent reports, the Rams wanted to talk to Gerrard about succeeding his former England team-mate, but he turned down their advances.

The Liverpool legend has three years left on his contract at Ibrox after ending his first season in charge in second place, with rivals Celtic lifting their eighth consecutive league title.

But Warburton believes the Hoops’ reign of dominance will soon be over now Gerrard has signalled his commitment to Rangers.

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Speaking to talkSPORT’s Jim White on Wednesday, the former Gers boss said: “Steven Gerrard is at a magnificent institution of a club.

“After all the managerial changes and squad adaptations, I truly believe next season is Rangers’ season.

“I think Steven would be very keen, I’m sure, to stay at that great club, take it forward, stop Celtic’s run and establish himself as a legend within the club.

Mark Warburton believes Rangers are on the cusp of something special under Steven Gerrard

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Mark Warburton believes Rangers are on the cusp of something special under Steven Gerrard

“Derby is a fantastic Championship club with fantastic support, but in Glasgow Rangers you have a real institution there.

“I’m sure Steven is keen to dispel any such rumours and focus on the task at hand.”

Listen back to a clip of Mark Warburton on talkSPORT above