It appears Rangers have found the man they want to replace Mark Allen as the club’s new director of football.
Allen left the club last month due to family reasons and Southampton director of football operations Ross Wilson quickly emerged as a potential replacement.
The Scottish Sun is now reporting that the 35-year-old will indeed become the club’s new director of football on Monday.
Wilson previously rejected the role two years ago, prior to Allen’s appointment and Steven Gerrard is said to be fully behind the decision to appoint Wilson at Ibrox.
Wilson has previously worked at Falkirk, Huddersfield Town and Watford and the report claims Rangers see his appointment as a ‘massive coup’.
Wilson has been at Southampton since March 2015, during which time Southampton signed such talents as Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Redmond, and Oriol Romeu.
However, in recent years, Southampton’s recruitment has not been at it’s previous best with the likes of Guido Carrillo, Wesley Hoedt and Sofiane Boufal expensive errors.
Rangers fans will just be hoping Wilson can help the club recruit the players needed to finally loosen Celtic’s grasp on Scottish football.
Delighted Rangers are continuing with the DoF model going forward. Getting one of Ross Wilson’s calibre from the EPL shows that the club is moving in the right direction.
— Jamie (@jamiecurrie89) October 12, 2019
— Sir Walter Smith (@Im_oot_Ma_EBTs) October 12, 2019
First job, Ryan Jack new deal ?
— stewart sutherland (@stewartsutherl1) October 12, 2019
Brilliant news! Welcome to the family Ross
— Andy Burns (@burnsyburns) October 12, 2019
Great news, needs to keep up the great work done by Mark. Best of luck Ross.
— QuietBikingRev (@RevQuiet) October 12, 2019
Great appointment for Rangers. Long term vision boost for the club.
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) October 12, 2019