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Rangers: Light Blues expected to announce Ross Wilson imminently

Rangers: Light Blues expected to announce Ross Wilson imminently

Rangers are expected to announce the arrival of Ross Wilson as the Director of Football imminently, according to sources close to Ibrox Noise.

It has been claimed an announcement will be made by the club on Monday, with the current Southampton chief expected to be the man to take over from the recently-departed Mark Allen.

Wilson is believed to have been in attendance at Ibrox on Saturday as Rangers and Liverpool legends went up against each other over the weekend to raise money for charity.

Indeed, replacing Allen was something that the club, perhaps, needed to do in order to compete and it is understood the Gers believe Wilson could be the perfect man to help them revamp their recruitment department (The Scottish Sun).

The 35-year-old, who is believed to have rejected the chance to work at Ibrox two years ago, played a role in helping Southampton to stabilise over the last few years and was key in helping the club to bring in Ralph Hasenhuttl and acquire the Saints a transfer fee of over £75m for Virgil van Dijk (The Telegraph).

He originally signed the Dutchman from Old Firm rivals Celtic, whilst he also brought in the likes of Cedric Soares, Oriol Romeu, Pierre-Emile Hojberg, Nathan Redmond, Jan Bednarek, Moussa Djenepo and Yan Valery.

Wilson, who also picked up experience whilst at Falkirk, Watford and Huddersfield Town, will take up a similar role at Rangers and is expected to work closely with Steven Gerrard and managing director Stewart Robertson, as he will be tasked with raising the standards across the club: in recruitment, scouting, academy, medical and training ground infrastructure.

The move to bring Wilson to Ibrox could become a potentially huge coup for Rangers as he has proven that he knows how to get off-the-field things completed in an effective manner, whilst it could also be a sign of intent and ambition by the Light Blues.

The experience the 35-year-old has acquired whilst working with Southampton in the Premier League could come into play and help the Bears move ahead of fierce rivals Celtic in the future.

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