Glasgow Rangers are reportedly now set to lose chief scout Andy Scoulding this summer.
The Lowdown: 2017 appointment
Scoulding was appointed as chief scout at Ibrox back in 2017, where he was tasked with helping the rebuild of the club after going into administration in 2012.
In his first season, he brought in the likes of Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Jack, who have since gone on to become regulars for the Gers, while he also helped sign the likes of Connor Goldson, Borna Barisic and Glen Kamara, among many others in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s squad today.
The Latest: Tottenham deal
Writing in his latest piece for The Daily Telegraph, reliable journalist Mike McGrath has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are now close to appointing Scoulding, who will work under Fabio Paratici.
He is thought of highly at the Light Blues, but he now looks set to join Spurs this summer.
The Verdict: Big blow
Of course, it will be a big blow for the Teddy Bears to lose Scoulding, given the work that he has done over the last few years.
Should Rangers have hired van Bronckhorst?
If they are to wrestle the Scottish Premiership title back off of bitter rivals Celtic, their recruitment will need to be spot on, and they could do with Scoulding’s knack of spotting hidden gems.
Nonetheless, the board will now need to bring in a replacement quickly, given that the window is now officially open for business.
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