Mark Warburton: Don’t judge Ian Cathro on his career path

It is no surprise that Mark Warburton feels some empathy with anyone who has come to front line coaching or 
management in football from a less than conventional background.

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Hearts head coach Ian Cathro held talks with Rangers before Mark Warburton got the job. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Ian Cathro: Joining Rangers would have been wrong for me

Ian Cathro insists that joining Rangers when they expressed an interest in him 18 months ago would have been the wrong move for him and he is happy that he has been handed his first lead role at Hearts, a club he considers a better fit.

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Clint Hill is out of contract at the end of the season. Picture: SNS

Most interesting expiring contracts in the Scottish Premiership

There are 105 Scottish Premiership players currently sitting on expiring contracts. Some are sure to stay, others will definitely go, but which ones fall somewhere in the middle? Here, Craig Fowler picks the single most interesting expiring contract from each of the top flight clubs, while also looking at a few others with their futures up in the air.

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Hearts head coach Ian Cathro talks to the media ahead of his side's trip to Ibrox. Picture: SNS

Ian Cathro will make no ‘drastic’ changes for Rangers trip

Ian Cathro described his first few days in charge of Hearts as “easy” while insisting there will be no “drastic” changes as he prepares to face Rangers on Saturday.

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Mark Warburton does not believe the Joey Barton saga will impact his ability to sign players in the transfer market. Picture: SNS

Mark Warburton: Rangers can still lure big-name players

Rangers boss Mark Warburton does not believe Joey Barton’s ill-fated signing will hamper his bid to lure other top players to Ibrox.

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Ian Cathro, and the decision to hire him, was heavily criticised by Kris Boyd in a column for the Scottish Sun. Picture: PA

Joey Barton backs Hearts decision to hire Ian Cathro

Ian Cathro has been championed by an unexpected advocate after Joey Barton defended the decision to hire the 30-year-old as new Hearts head coach.

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Ex-Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has defended the new Hearts boss. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Barton backs Cathro | Celtic fans ‘letting club down’ | Rangers to sign Villa forward

Joey Barton disagrees with Kris Boyd’s scepticism over Hearts’ decision to hire Ian Cathro, a former Celtic player has accused the fans of letting the club down, and an Aston Villa youngster is poised to quit Villa Park in order to join Rangers.

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Joey Barton playing for Rangers against Celtic during his ill-fated Ibrox spell. Picture: John Devlin

Joey Barton: No regrets over Rangers switch

Joey Barton insists he has no regrets over his move to Rangers and no bad feelings towards anyone at the club.

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Rangers manager Mark Warburton watched his side lose to Hearts last midweek. Picture: SNS

Mark Warburton anticipates little change from Hearts

Rangers manager Mark Warburton anticipates little change in Hearts’ approach at Ibrox on Saturday under new boss Ian Cathro.

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Celtic's Patrick Roberts celebrates after scoring against his parent club Manchester City. Picture: Dave Thompson/AP

Rumour Mill: Celtic’s Patrick Roberts eyes City return | Hibs cup tie set for Tynecastle | Cathro took Rafa’s advice

Patrick Roberts reckons he can make it at Manchester City after scoring against them for Celtic, Hibs’ Scottish Cup tie against Bonnyrigg Rose could be switched to Tynecastle and Ian Cathro reveals he took advice from Rafa Benitez

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Josh Windass, left, has been suffering from persistent hamstring problems. Picture: Michael Gillen

Rangers show patience with Josh Windass and Jordan Rossiter

Mark Warburton admits he has had to treat Josh Windass and Jordan Rossiter with kid gloves after the duo’s injury-plagued start to life at Rangers.

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Kenny Miller joins children at their Christmas Party. Picture: Contributed

Kenny Miller celebrates Christmas with Scots sick kids

RANGERS star Kenny Miller has helped put smiles on the faces of terminally ill children.

Josh Windass is wanted by Derby and Newcastle. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: English sides want Windass | Guardiola coy on Dembele link | MacPhee picks Hearts over SFA

Two English clubs are chasing Rangers midfielder Josh Windass, Pep Guardiola refused to rule out a move for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, and Austin MacPhee picks Hearts over the SFA.

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Brendan Rodgers made a tactical change which helped Celtic defeat Motherwell on Saturday. Picture: SNS

Top 5 plays of the Scottish football weekend

Each weekend there are always moments to admire, as well as moments to cringe and laugh at. With a cup final and four league games to run the rule over, we choose the five best plays of the weekend, as well as the five worst.

Rangers and Motherwell will battle it out for a place in the next round. Picture: SNS

Three Scottish Cup games picked for live TV coverage

Three William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round games have been moved for live TV coverage.

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Andy Halliday celebrates at full-time after the 2-1 victory over Aberdeen. Picture: SNS.

Resilient Rangers get their reward but consistency key

Jostling for position in the chasing pack may be uncomfortable for Rangers but as they slowly come to terms with the challenges posed by their first season back in the top flight, it is a reality they simply have to grasp.

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Gordon Neely, who died two years ago, was dismissed. Picture: Bill Newton

Rangers fired ‘inappropriate behaviour’ youth coach in 1990

A youth coach was sacked by Rangers in 1990 following an accusation of inappropriate behaviour, it has emerged.

Mark Warburton was heartened by the 2-1 victory over Aberdeen. Pic: SNS

Mark Warburton: My Rangers players answered their critics

Rangers manager Mark Warburton believes his players delivered the perfect riposte to their critics with the 2-1 victory over Aberdeen at Ibrox which lifted them back into second place in the Premiership table.

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Rangers' Lee Hodson celebrates scoring Rangers' second goal of the match. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Rangers 2 - 1 Aberdeen: Rangers move back into second place

Rangers deservedly claimed the most significant victory yet of their return to top flight football to ease the scrutiny on manager Mark Warburton and deepen the woes of his Aberdeen counterpart Derek McInnes.

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Jota in action for Brentford. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Rangers eyes Jota and Diego Fabbrini moves | Levein in talks with Cathro

Rangers weighs up a January bid for Brentford-owned Eibar playmaker Jota and gets loan offer of Diego Fabbrini; Craig Levein begins contract talks with Ian Cathro; plus more news and gossip in Saturday’s Rumour Mill

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