Ross Wilson is expected to replace Mark Allen at Rangers after five years in the Premier League with The Saints.

Ross Wilson is looking ‘increasingly likely’ to become Rangers’ new director of football with Southampton set to plan for life without their long-serving transfer chief, according to the Daily Echo.

The Gers are looking to fill the void left by the sudden departure of Mark Allen recently and Wilson appears to have emerged as the prime target, despite turning down the chance to work at Ibrox two years ago, as reported by The Express.

The Sunday Post claimed that there was a potential problem facing the Scottish Premiership giants with Southampton owner Gao Jisheng potentially unwilling to part with a man who has been a key to helping The Saints establish themselves in the Premier League over the last five years.

But it seems that everything is moving forward now with Wilson closer than ever to taking up a big role at a side who are currently sitting pretty at the top of the Scottish top flight.

The Echo claims that Southampton see Wilson’s departure as an opportunity to ‘start afresh’ having made a series of changes behind the scenes of late.

Furthermore, a series of poor signings, including Wesley Hoedt, Sofiane Boufal and £19 million, no-goal striker Guido Carrillo, means Wilson is arguably no longer held in such high regard by fans at St Mary’s.

It will be interesting to see whether he can bring glory to Ibrox on a much smaller budget.

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