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Rangers manager Mark Warburton dismisses Fulham link

Rangers Manager Mark Warburton
Image: Rangers manager Mark Warburton is adamant he is focused only on doing a job at Ibrox

Mark Warburton has distanced himself from the Fulham manager's job after he was installed as the bookmakers' favourite.

The Rangers boss has been heavily linked with the vacant Craven Cottage role after leading the Ibrox side to the top of the Scottish Championship.

Warburton has overseen 12 wins out of 14 and his team will move three points clear of closest challengers Hibernian if they win their game in hand at home to Dumbarton on Tuesday.

The former Brentford manager was praised for the job he did at Griffin Park prior to his summer switch to Glasgow.

While his early efforts with Rangers have been noticed elsewhere, he is adamant he has no intention of leaving the club in the near future for a return to English football.

Fulham have been seeking a new manager for most of November after Kit Symons was sacked following a 5-2 home defeat to Birmingham.

Mark Warburton didn't want to sign new players at Rangers for the sake of it
Image: Warburton has been linked with a move to Fulham after impressing in his first few months in Scotland

Warburton said: "It's very flattering. It's always good to be linked. There are lots of times in your life when you're not linked to jobs, that's for sure.

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"All you can do is put your head down and do your job here. The amount of clubs who change their managers down south is increasing year on year.

"I'm the Rangers manager. It's a huge club here. There's some big clubs in the English Championship - there's no doubt about that - but this is a huge club.

"We've started off well. There's a big project in place here and we have to be the best we can be every single day to try to take the club forward.

Kit Symons Fulham Championship
Image: Fulham have been looking for a new manager since they sacked Kit Symons

"It's had a tough four or five years - everyone's aware of that and everyone knows where the club has been to.

"They also know where the club needs to get to so we have to make sure we play a pivotal role in doing that.

"Down south, everyone knows about the Championship. It culminates in the richest game in world football but our focus right now is here at Rangers."

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