Rangers fans have raved about Ibrox sporting director Ross Wilson for his conduct during the club’s search for a new manager.

Wilson was hit by the news last week that Steven Gerrard was leaving mid-season to take charge of Aston Villa.

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Steven Gerrard left Rangers last week and has his first match as Aston Villa manager on Saturday. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

It was a very public test for the sporting director, but he worked swiftly, interviewing a number of candidates before settling on Giovanni van Bronckhorst and appointing him in the space of a week.

Given that the ex-Netherlands international was the man the vast majority of supporters wanted to see land the role, Wilson has received praise for bringing him back to Ibrox.

However, he’s also been lauded for how committed he was to keeping the squad and remaining staff up to date with the recruitment process.

“In terms of my interactions during the week, I’ve addressed the squad twice this week,” he said on Thursday [RangersTV]. “They’re a great bunch to work with. I enjoy working with them every day.”

“From the captain throughout all the squad, we’ve kept them totally updated on what we’re doing, where we’re going, obviously whilst respecting the confidence of the process.

“I wanted to make sure they were totally aligned. Probably the only mistake I made was that I decided to phone every single player and every single member of staff last week. It was a long list of phone calls to make. Once I was four or five in, I was quickly regretting that.”

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Rangers fans are delighted with the recent work done by Ross Wilson. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)

It was a real personal touch from a Wilson during a stressful time for all at the club and Bears showered him with praise on social media.

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:


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