Celtic fans are hating what just happened at Ibrox

Celtic fans are hating what just happened at Ibrox

As Ibrox Noise confirmed for you yesterday, Ross Wilson was today announced new Director of Football replacing Mark Allen.

Make no mistake, this is a seismic shift in the SPL – with Rangers already top of the league, the board’s original first choice for the position two years ago has now finally arrived, and will be supported in a manner fitting of his importance.

Wilson, 36, is about as progressive and dynamic a DoF Rangers could have hoped to have made, and the ex-Falkirk man, who has ties of course from those days to Scott Arfield, saw now as the right time to come home to Scotland having rejected the idea 24 months ago.

He’s who Rangers wanted in the first place, the original number one choice, and while Mark Allen didn’t do the worst job in the position, he was never the one the club wanted.

Rangers took a risk on Allen, a Youth Academy head – he will be remembered for the bad as well as the good, the Aaron Nemanes as well as the Steven Gerrards.

But in place now is a man who has years of experience in this role for a top-class English side in Southampton, and similarly in his position there has ties to Steven Davis too.

In short, this is an appointment that works, and with Wilson joining Gerrard’s team at Ibrox, it’s a potentially huge shift in Scottish football with Rangers’ management network now completely the finished article.

And Celtic will be absolutely hating it.

All the news from Ibrox the past week, despite the nonsense in the press about Besiktas this and Morelos that, has been progressive, positive, and reinforcing Rangers’ place as the dominant side in the country.

Wilson’s appointment can only help cement that further.

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  1. I have to be honest I really dont see how this will make much, if any difference. We lacked belief on the pitch and depth of quality. Unless this new guy can bring better players for less money I dont see how he can improve what we have. I think management decisions to appoint pedro as manager and similar are why weve lacked success it's no longer an issue with Gerrard.

  2. This another price of excellent business by the Rangers Board. His CV stacked with superb experience and knowledge . He is very welcome and will be an excellent foil to Steven Gerrard's already fabulous team . It will impact across the city for lots of reasons. The panic is spreading !!! I hear they want Wanyama …it'll cost them lol Bring it on Jones and Kent close to fitness ….Superb Onwards

  3. Agree with BigBlue, I think it is a good move, but not all Southampton fans are crying. Like everybody he had wins and losses in the transfer market, we just have to hope he has more than a 50% success rate, which is what Alex Ferguson aimed for

  4. Quite happy with this appointment but we should all be realistic that he will have failures in the transfer market , just like Mark Allen.No-one has a perfect record in these things .We should all realise too that this job is more than just " chief scout" and hopefully he will build on all the good things that Allen did on the playing side of the club.

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