Former Nottingham Forest and Rangers manager Mark Warburton could be set for a return to football with English Premier League club Burnley according to reports by SunSport.

The 56-year-old Londoner has been out of work for the past nine months since his sacking by Sky Bet Championship club Nottingham Forest late last year.

Many have tipped Warburton for a return to management in the second tier of English football, however, it is now being reported that he could take up a technical role with top flight outfit Burnley.

Following a couple of solid campaigns in the English Premier League, The Clarets suffered a tough start this season, although their form has since improved. Successful player recruitment in January could be key to their survival this term and it is thought that the Lancashire club could turn to Warburton as a possible adviser to manager Sean Dyche in the transfer market.

Warburton is a close friend of highly-rated scout Frank McParland and they could join forces to help Burnley attract the right players in the next transfer window.

As a manager, Warburton won 51.28% of his matches in charge of West London club Brentford in his first manager’s job before guiding Rangers to a Ladbrokes Championship and a Scottish Challenge Cup double in 2015/2016.  He lasted a little over nine months in his latest job at Nottingham Forest, although he did win 15 of his 37 matches in all competitions as manager.

Warburton is yet to work in the English Premier League in either a management or backroom role.

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