Report: Rangers approach Frank McParland, Ibrox reunion with Warburton imminent

Frank McParland is reportedly set to join Rangers.

According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers have made a move for Burnley's sporting director Frank McParland, and are poised to appoint him as their chief scout.

The Gers overhauled their coaching staff this summer, appointing Mark Warburton as their new manager, and David Weir as their new assistant manager - and with nine wins from nine games in the Scottish Championship, it's fair to say that those changes have paid dividends.

Rangers are heading towards the Scottish Championship title, but that hasn't stopped Warburton from looking to make more additions to his backroom staff.

The Scottish Sun report that Rangers have made an approach to Burnley sporting director Frank McParland, with a reunion on the cards at Ibrox.

McParland, 56, is known as the man who helped Raheem Sterling join Liverpool, and Warburton personally asked for him to be lured up to Ibrox having worked with him at previous club Brentford, whilst he also shared a flat with assistant boss Weir.

McParland is allegedly all set for a move to Rangers, where he will become the club's new chief scout - a role that hasn't been filled since April 2013, when Neil Murray left Ibrox.

The working relationship between Warburton, Weir and McParland is tried and tested, and if they can find the Scottish Raheem Sterling, this deal will certainly be a step in the right direction for Rangers.

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