Date: 21st December 2016 at 6:41am
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Mark Warburton has been linked with the vacant England u-21 manager’s job.

The vacancy arose when Gareth Southgate was promoted to take charge of the full set up following the departure of .

According to a report in The Times: “Mark Warburton has emerged as a surprise contender for the England Under-21 manager’s job. The Rangers manager is admired at the for his track record of developing young players and commitment to attractive football, and influential figures at want him to apply to succeed Gareth Southgate, who was promoted to the senior job on a permanent basis last month.”

With firmly rejecting Warbo’s plea for part of his in January the prospect of taking on the England u-21 job is bound to appeal to the former city trader.

The England job comes with a salary in the region of £500,000 a year which is significantly more than his current deal with the bonus of being based at St George’s which is much closer to his family who have remained in London.

Warbo’s main credential for the England job was creating the Next Gen Series which ran for two seasons providing u-19 teams with a Champions League type experience.

The former city trader signed an extension to his Ibrox contract during the summer but was understood to be unhappy at Joey Barton getting double the basic salary of the manager.

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