The hunt for Rangers’ new Chief Scout took a twist today with contradictory reports in the media circulating and deepening the mystery over the imminent appointment.
Earlier, The Scottish Sun claimed that Burnley’s Sporting Director Frank McParland had been approached formally regarding the potential move north to Ibrox as Chief Scout at Murray Park, but Scotzine claim to have directly contacted the club who reportedly rejected the notion of such an approach.
“That’s not the case…” the Burnley spokesperson is reported as saying, “Frank only joined us in May and this is not true.”
Furthermore, it is Ibroxnoise.co.uk’s understanding that Neil McCann still remains high on the shortlist and has not been ruled out as yet, and going by the general comments from fans on yesterday’s story would be an exceptionally popular appointment.
Ultimately, it remains something of a mystery if McParland has really been approached, and furthermore who Rangers’ new Chief Scout is going to end up being.
NB: Frank McParland today officially confirmed as Rangers’ Head of Recruitment. Scotzine’s story entirely false. The Scottish Sun got this one correct, although McCann was understood to have been in the mix but appears it went no further.