Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton has been linked with the vacant Toronto FC job following his release from West Ham United.

The English boss is currently without a job after leaving a coaching role with the Hammers in June and is one of four names on a managerial shortlist at the MLS club.

That’s according to the Athletic, who have named Canada manager Jonathan Herdman as Toronto’s first choice in the hunt to replace Bob Bradley.

Mark Warburton is named as an alternative option for Toronto, who have also been linked with Forge FC boss Bobby Smyrniotis and D.C. United assistant Carl Robinson.

It’s being said that Toronto FC want their next manager to undergo a full rebuild of the squad in a potentially exciting move for Mark Warburton.

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Toronto-linked Mark Warburton laments Rangers budget

Mark Warburton took charge of Rangers in the summer of 2015 before leaving the club little over 18 months later, despite guiding the Gers back to the Premiership.

Exiting Ibrox under a cloud of controversy, Toronto FC-linked Mark Warburton has since spoken about his envy at not having access to the resources made available to Michael Beale.

Rangers have spent around £13m in total this summer and Mark Warburton had substantially less resources as he looked to battle Celtic.

“I don’t want this in any way being construed as bitter and twisted,” Warburton told the Scottish Sun.

“It’s not me feeling that way, it really isn’t.

“But, of course, it would’ve been nice to have had the same budget as Michael when I was faced with challenging Brendan’s Celtic.

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“I wouldn’t have been going for free transfers and modestly -priced players.

“The circumstances were far different in 2016.”

As Mark Warburton mulls over a potential move to Toronto, the MLS club would theoretically be the manager’s fifth top job in football.

Starting his managerial career at Brentford, Mark Warburton has also managed Rangers, Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers.

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