Hibernian boss Paul Heckingbottom has spoken out following reported interest from Rangers in Graeme Mathie, as quoted by the Daily Record.
Mathie is the current head of recruitment at Easter Road. According to a Scottish Sun report earlier this week, new Gers Director of Football Ross Wilson is keen to bring him to Ibrox as he shakes things up behind the scenes.
The Hibs manager wasn’t able to corroborate the interest, but he did confirm that another Premiership club are keen on Mathie.
Heckingbottom says reported Rangers target in demand
“I don’t pay attention to it,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record. “I’m not saying there isn’t truth in it. There is certainly some truth in the Kilmarnock thing.”
“Whether there is in the Rangers one, I don’t know. Until things happen or there are decisions to be made, it is pointless worrying about it. We will have to wait and see.
“Graeme loves the club and has never once been trying to angle for a move away or anything like that. If people think he is doing a good job and they approach the club, that’s a different matter.”
Given Wilson hasn’t officially started his Rangers role yet, all stories about targets he has in mind, whether players or staff, should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Mathie must be doing something right if he’s caught the attention of Killie, too, though.
Perhaps there would be a more senior role on offer at Rugby Park, but surely, if the opportunity presented itself to come and join the revolution at Ibrox, he’d take it.
Rangers want the best possible personnel at the club on and off the pitch and if Mathie falls into that bracket, he’ll likely be offered a lucrative package.