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Rangers talking to Southampton supremo for Director of Football role

Can't fault the ambition....

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Rangers are talking to Ross Wilson, Southampton's director of scouting, with a view to bringing him in as a director of football, according to Radio Clyde 1.

Wilson, who hails from Falkirk, has worked wonders at a variety of clubs to help ensure stability and a steady flow of highly-rated youth prospects and first-team players since he took the role.

While it's certainly impossible to fault the board's ambition here - Wilson seems to be one of the very best in the business - it's worth wondering why he'd be willing to move to Rangers. Then again, Mark Warburton and Frank McParland were pretty significant coups when we got them, so who knows (even if that didn't quite go to plan.)

Another name mentioned was former Celtic scout John Park, who you may recall has a record that can pretty firmly be described as "mixed."

Whether the board want to make their appointment before or after a manager isn't certain, but we'd imagine it'd be the former. It also looks to signify a move towards a system giving less power to the manager and rebuilding a more efficient and comprehensive recruitment strategy, one of the largest failures of Warburton's reign.

We'll let you know if we hear more, so stay tuned for updates. Like us on Facebook for more: