'Wow' - Twitter rumour claims Rangers set to announce new Director of Football
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Twitter rumour claims Rangers to appoint Wilson as Director of Football

A rumour is circulating on Twitter this evening which suggests Ross Wilson is close to being announced as Rangers’ new Director of Football.

The post is currently vacant following the unexpected departure of Mark Allen last month.

Allen left his Ibrox post for family reasons. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Managing Director, Stewart Robertson, recently confirmed that a replacement was being sought, but that there was no rush to make an appointment [STV]. He claimed if the Gers had to negotiate the January transfer window without a DoF, there would be no problems.

Yet, it has been suggested on Twitter that the club have moved quickly and already have their man.

Before the 2017 appointment of Mark Allen, Wilson turned down the Ibrox role in order to stay at his current club, Southampton [BBC Sport].

A graduate of the University of Strathclyde, he is the current Director of Football Operations with Premier League side Saints and has previously worked with Falkirk, Watford and Huddersfield Town.

The initial reaction to the rumour from Gers fans on Twitter has been positive:

https://twitter.com/llesrum/status/1180165298906943488

The Steven Gerrard – Mark Allen partnership brought the club on leaps and bounds in two years, but there’s still lots of work to be done at Ibrox.

Silverware needs to be delivered and Rangers won’t want to stop there.

As Dave King has stated previously, the aim is to get Rangers back to being the dominant force in Scottish football [BBC Sport] and if the rumours are to believed, it looks like the board are backing Wilson as their man to realise that vision.

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