Rangers are reportedly set to bring Ross Wilson to Ibrox.
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.
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.
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.
Ross Wilson going eh, about time and should have been sacked. At least a £50 million hole burning in our accounts thanks to him.— Matt (@upthesaints) October 4, 2019
Ross Wilson is a bit of a myth in my opinion. Surprised he survived the shake up in the summer. I would welcome the opportunity for the club to find someone to take us forward. #saintsfc— Andy Davis (@andydavis1978) October 4, 2019
His signings have been utter trash for last 3-4 windows, so good riddance— CabbageFace (@Cabbage_Face) October 5, 2019
I’m gutted Ross Wilson appears to be leaving us but it’s not for us to speculate on the future of Ralph, I’m sure the club has a plan to keep moving forward, get behind the club and the gaffer and Lads Sunday! make them aware we are with them! #SaintsFC— Coutinhojr30 (@coutinhojr30) October 4, 2019
Why would you go there ????? Odd decision IMO— Edward Bizzey (@EBizzey) October 5, 2019
Couldn’t care less about Ross Wilson leaving. Our signings have been poor over the last few seasons #SaintsFC— James (@jamessfc) October 5, 2019
Ross Wilson leaving? Bye Ralph, hello Luton away— Harry (@ffsHaarry) October 4, 2019
This would be a huge blow IMO seems a really good guy and tight with RH— Scott Hamilton (@ScottHammy87) October 4, 2019