Report: Southampton planning for life without Rangers target Ross Wilson

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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

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...

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.

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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.

View of the pitch and stands inside St. Mary's Stadium before the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Wigan Athletic at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern...

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.

Guido Carrillo of Southampton during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on February 3, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

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