Rangers saw Mark Allen leave his post as director of football last month, but they appear to be closing in on a replacement; a man they wanted before Allen even took the job.
As if taking advantage of Celtic's shock 2-0 defeat at Livingston wasn't enough, Rangers are now looking to make a big splash off the pitch, in the form of a new director of football.
Rangers wanted Southampton's director of football operations Ross Wilson in 2017, but he turned down a move to Ibrox, which resulted in Allen joining from Manchester City instead.
Allen has gone, meaning Rangers have gone back to targeting Wilson – and this time, they look to be closing in on a deal, with the Daily Mail claiming that Wilson is set to accept a move to Ibrox.
That's a major coup for Rangers if a deal does go through, as the Scot is highly regarded at Southampton, and a move is a sign that Rangers are not only looking to succeed on the pitch, but make big moves off it too.
Rangers fans have been taking to Twitter to react to the rumours, with many believing that the board are showing they mean with business with another 'brilliant' move.
Some called the move 'exciting' and 'phenomenal', with others just hoping the rumours are true and urging Rangers to get the deal done as soon as possible.
Ross Wilson as DoF is another brilliant sign of the right direction the club us going in.— Scottie C (@CurrieScott) October 4, 2019
The fact we’re attracting someone like Ross Wilson shows the board mean business. He wouldn’t even be discussing a move if he wasn’t going to be backed financially so ignore big Phil and Michael Stewart etc. The club are in a strong financial position and it’s exciting times https://t.co/uoozZ1QouU— Rangers Spares (@RangersSparess) October 5, 2019
Ross Wilson would not be coming to Rangers without financial assurances. We will not get back to the top signing freebies all the time. Very intriguing and exciting move going back for the guy we wanted in the first place.— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) October 5, 2019
So glad #Rangers are sticking with a director of football model and Ross Wilson looks like a great appointment— Bill Fyfe (@bill_fyfe) October 5, 2019
Really hope the Ross Wilson rumour is true— Craig Taylor (@craigtaylor_72) October 4, 2019
Would be a real coup if we get Ross Wilson in as D.o.F.— Foolmonty (@DRMonty70) October 4, 2019
Ross Wilson would be a phenomenal appointment as DoF— Rossco (@rsjh0501) October 4, 2019
Ross Wilson to the Gers would be a tremendous addition. Fingers crossed it’s not just speculation.— Ryan Gilbert (@RyanGilbert79) October 4, 2019
Ross Wilson would be a great appointment for Director Of Football, get it done Rangers— Steevie Mck (@steevie19) October 4, 2019
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