Rangers have appointed Derby County scout Steve Doyle as the club’s new Lead Technical Scout.

The now-former Rams employee had been at Pride Park for the last 12 and a half years and moves to Ibrox after spending the season as an opposition analyst for Frank Lampard’s side.

Doyle’s role is centred around improving the efficiency of the club’s scouting process. That is not only in identifying talent but also filtering out options which are not suitable for the club.

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Doyle’s new role will have a particular emphasis on video scouting, and he will report to Head of Scouting Andy Scoulding.

On the appointment, Scoulding told Rangers.co.uk: “Our department is based on three core principles; eyes, video and data. Essentially it’s about thinking and working in a smart, productive and modern way.

 

“As a department our job is to provide the manager with options and the Director of Football with a body of evidence as to why an individual can come in and play and win for Rangers Football Club.

“Steve’s addition reinforces and improves our ability to do just that. His skillset and experiences made him a standout choice and I’m hugely excited we have been able to secure his services.

“He will work closely with our scouts and data scientist and I’m positive he will make a big contribution to the club going forwards.”

Rangers are also investing heavily in refurbishing Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s an exciting time behind the scenes at Ibrox and it’s great to see the club investing in this side of the business. It is, after all, the most important.

If Rangers can secure the right players, for the right fees, with the right mentalities, then it bodes well for success on the pitch.

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