Born in London, Warburton won the FA Trophy and Alliance Premier League as a player with Enfield before retiring through injury. He became a successful City trader before returning to football, travelling to some of Europe’s leading clubs to gain an insight into the game at the elite level before being appointed as Watford’s Academy manager in 2006.
Warburton worked with Brentford owner Matthew Benham to create the NextGen Series youth tournament before being appointed the Bees’ first-team coach, sporting director and, in December 2013, manager. In 18 months in charge at the west London club, Warburton won promotion from League One, two Manager of the Month awards and led the Bees to fifth in the Championship.
The summer of 2015 saw Warburton move to Rangers, where he led the Glasgow club to the Scottish Championship title and Scottish Challenge Cup, won three Manager of the Month awards and was named PFA Scotland Manager of the Year.
Warburton returned south of the border in early 2017, joining Nottingham Forest, before taking over at Queens Park Rangers in May 2019. There, he created an exciting team that included the likes of Eberechi Eze, Bright Osayi-Samuel and Ilias Chair, and led the Hoops to three solid mid-table finishes in the Championship.
West Ham United would like to welcome Mark to London Stadium and wish him every success during his time at the Club.