Ross Wilson was a man under pressure when he left Rangers to join Nottingham Forest and Michael Beale will be hoping for a new sporting director to help the summer rebuild.

The Gers gaffer, with James Bisgrove and John Park, is a competent team in terms of recruitment and business sense but the manager’s job is big enough on its own without the extra workload.

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Writing on his Patreon site, Alan Nixon of The Sun, has claimed that Bisgrove has sought external help as he looks to fill a key role at Rangers:

“Rangers are using a leading head hunting group to find their next director of football.

“The Glasgow giants have been in touch with Executives In Sport Group who are contacting leading candidates.

“Coach Michael Beale and his staff have already drawn up a list of targets and are actively chasing them, but they need a new director of football for the future.

“ESIG have worked with several clubs in England to find staff, including Liverpool and Tottenham.”

What is the best plan for Rangers to replace Ross Wilson?

Being a former Rangers player is, obviously, not essential, however, in David Weir and Craig Moore, there are two proven operators in the field of club management.

Both have extensive experience in scouting, recruitment and dealing with agents and have the added bonus of knowing the soft skills required to deal with the pressure of playing for Rangers.

In ESIG, Rangers are using an elite level operator to assist their search and make sure that the best person for the job is found though.

The Ibrox outfit needs someone with a profile similar to that of James Bisgrove who came to the club from UEFA and has taken the club to the next level financially.

If Rangers want to be the dominant side in Scottish football again, they have to get this appointment right and, leaving no stone unturned is the right approach to take.

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