In the past 48 hours an astonishing amount of good has emerged at Ibrox. Ibroxnoise.co.uk takes you through the timeline of the events of the past two days to sum up the strides Rangers have taken in their pursuit of continued growth and improvement.
Thursday: Rangers finally get the scouting network underway with a critical appointment; Frank McParland, recently Burnley’s Sporting Director, was persuaded to join Murray Park’s ranks by Mark Warburton, and his old Brentford friend’s allure was too great for the former Liverpool scout to reject. Rangers finally have a Head of Recruitment about whom a Burnley club spokesman stated:
“Frank is a top man and Rangers are lucky to have him.”
Thursday: Mark Warburton announced in his media conference that John Eustace is finally close to signing. After weeks of vague rhetoric about when the midfield anchor would actually join, and if, the ex-Watford DM looks very close to making his time at Ibrox permanent.
Thursday: It then emerged later that day that ex-Barcelona wonderkid Gai Assulin was training at Murray Park, trying to win a deal. His most recent club was Real Mallorca, and after some initial confusion over whether he is still attached to them or not, it appears the Israeli is now a free agent, desperate to get his career back on track.
Friday: After serving his notice at Hibernian, former Head of Sports Science at Easter Road Craig Flannigan was unveiled at long last as Rangers’ new equivalent, under the new title of Performance and Preparation. Rangers now have a dedicated chief of the science of sport and performance, which in this modern-day football world is beyond vital.
Friday: So…no going bust, admin 2 or missing £175K…