Southampton fans react after hearing Ross Wilson is Rangers-bound

Fans of Southampton celebrate in the crowd during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Portsmouth and Southampton at Fratton Park on September 24, 2019 in Portsmouth, England.

Rangers are reportedly set to bring Ross Wilson to Ibrox.

Moussa Djenepo of Southampton and Ross Wilson, Director of Football Operations at Southampton Football Club pose for a photo during the unveiling of new Southampton FC signing Moussa...

Rangers have been searching for a new director of football in recent weeks, and appear to be closing in on the man they've pursued since 2017.

Mark Allen left his post as director of football in September, having overseen a strong transfer window which appears to have set Rangers up for a title challenge.

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Allen's time at Ibrox was mostly hit and miss, with some superb deals and some real head-scratchers, but his abrupt departure was still something of a shock.

 

Rangers have been looking for a replacement for almost a month now, but reports suggest that Southampton's Ross Wilson is on the verge of taking the job.

The Daily Mail report that Wilson has held positive talks with Rangers and is all set to take the job at Ibrox, with the Gers finally set to land the 36-year-old.

Wilson was Rangers' top choice for the job in 2017, but when he turned them down to stay as Southampton's director of football operations, the Gers moved to secure Allen.

Moussa Djenepo of Southampton and Ross Wilson, Director of Football Operations at Southampton Football Club pose for a photo during the unveiling of new Southampton FC signing Moussa...

Wilson has held a prominent role at Southampton in recent years, but some fans have taken to Twitter to suggest that he should have been sacked some time ago, believing the club's transfer activity in recent years has really declined under him.

Others are 'gutted' to see Wilson go, with some worried about the future of boss Ralph Hasenhuttl given how close the pair are, with some even questioning why on earth Wilson would trade in Southampton for Rangers.

Fans of Southampton celebrate in the crowd during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Portsmouth and Southampton at Fratton Park on September 24, 2019 in Portsmouth, England.

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