Rangers are set to announce Southampton’s director of football operations Ross Wilson as their new director of football, taking over from Mark Allen who left the club last month.
As reported by the Scottish Sun over the weekend, Steven Gerrard is fully behind the decision and Rangers see the Ibrox appointment as a ‘major coup’.
It is fairly likely that Gerrard is not going to be the only current Ibrox face happy to see Wilson arrive. Midfield maestro Scott Arfield will undoubtedly be looking forward to working with Wilson again.
Wilson knows Arfield from their days working together at Falkirk. In fact, Wilson also worked with Arfield at Huddersfield Town.
In recent times, as reported by the Daily Mirror, Wilson has been behind attempts to bring Arfield to Southampton in a £3 million deal.
“I’ve known Scotty a long time. The two of us went to Falkirk on the same day and have been great mates ever since. We popped up again together at Huddersfield during our time there, we lived just next to each other and we are still in touch.
“He is a magnificent lad who worked incredibly hard at the Falkirk academy…
“Scotty is the kind of character that can handle the size of club Rangers are, it won’t faze him at all…With his character, his temperament, his professionalism, and the family he has around him, there is nothing a guy like Scotty won’t be able to handle.”
In fact, when Rangers brought Arfield to Ibrox from Burnley on a Bosman in 2018, Wilson told The Herald how he expected Arfield to be a massive hit in Glasgow.
Arfield has lived up to that prophecy and the Canadian international will hope he continues to thrive at Ibrox, working with Wilson for the third time in his career.