Rangers are set to cut jobs in the club’s scouting department as they look to modernise how the club scouts and recruits new talent.
According to the Daily Record, Rangers are set to cut the club’s seven full-time scouts and move towards a more data-driven and video analysis-based approach.
For Rangers, this is more about modernising the club’s scouting and recruitment process further with the report claiming it’s about moving the Gers in line with the globe’s elite clubs.
Previously, Rangers focused on having scouts on the ground to see first-hand potential talent but as technology advances so has football and the Gers do not want to be left behind.
The club are also denying the scouting cull is anything to do with Rangers’ recent results, whilst they have also denied it is concerned with cost-cutting in this particular department.
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With seven full-time scouts currently on the Rangers books, the record report claims that this will be cut to only three full-time jobs underneath John Park.
That means four of those currently in Rangers’ scouting set-up are set to lose their jobs with everyone attached to the side needing to reapply for the new positions.
Rangers are also still without a full-time director of football following the departure of Michael Beale and this is a role which James Bisgrove has previously alluded to filling.
The incoming Rangers CEO spoke about the situation in the position – which largely deals with recruitment and is at the top of the scouting pyramid – following the departure of Ross Wilson.
Leaving for Nottingham Forest, the club’s summer recruitment was already well underway before Wilson’s departure but now Rangers are focused on alternatives.
Speaking at the start of August, Bisgrove claimed Rangers would be waiting until after the summer transfer window to appoint someone in the position.