There’s so much excitement amongst the Rangers fans here in the Transfer Tavern right now. While it’s barely been a vintage year for the club, Pedro Caixinha’s exit has seemingly sparked the fires of optimism amongst our drinkers.
Indeed, their win over Hearts may not right the wrongs of the first-team in the months prior, it’s at least a start. With that in mind, comments made to the club’s official website by director of football Mark Allen have proven rather promising in terms of potential progression.
While much has been made about the DoF role over the years, Allen has seemingly been ‘hard at work’ in an effort to revamp the club’s scouting network as they aim to become more competitive. After a number of flops were brought to the club over the last two summer windows, our resident Gers are eager to see more improvement made on that front.
“We need to become more competitive as soon as possible and we need to win the Scottish Premiership as soon as possible”, said Allen.
“That is what this department will give – it will provide a legacy where there will be information, there will be database and there will be a lot of information available to anyone who is picking that up within Rangers Football Club to work from moving forward.”
Andy Scoulding will be head of scouting, while John Brown, Dave Swanick and Billy McLaren have also joined the newly revamped team. Clearly, there’s a long way to go, though the work done by Allen has impressed our Rangers-mad punters.
Caixinha wasted an awful lot of money on a number of flops and it’s vitally important that such an event is not repeated. Hopefully for Rangers, they’ll be able to unearth some hidden gems from now on.