Ross Wilson has continued his PR offensive from Ibrox by making a curious and strange admission about his day-to-day activity with regards Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
Rangers’ Sporting Director or Director of Football or whatever you actually want to call him, has revealed, intriguingly, that he still speaks ‘daily’ with GVB, which begs a lot of questions about what exactly led to the former manager’s sacking and why Wilson feels the need to contact him daily.
Ibrox Noise was led to believe from our sources that in fact Wilson, while questionable in his Rangers’ performance overall, was not at odds with Giovanni at all, but instead was at odds with the board somewhat, and the decision over Gio was by them, without him having anything to do with it.
Instead, our understanding is Wilson and Gio were in fact fairly close, and Wilson faced a battle with the board every bit as much as Gio did.
This is not to defence Wilson’s performance, which in the calendar year of 2022 has been rather unimpressive with incomings and outgoings and general Rangers football matters over which he has jurisdiction, but it does explain a bit about the loggerheads between Rangers’ football side and the business side.
Wilson’s admission that he’s continuing to speak with Gio daily hints that there’s no animosity between them at all, and while it far from lets Wilson off the hook over a number of key Rangers issues, he’s far from the only concern the club has.
From what we understand, the appointment of Beale was Wilson’s choice entirely, and he absolutely fought for it – the board, we believe, preferred other candidates such as Sean Dyche, but information is that one didn’t actually get to interview stage.
And the fact Wilson still chats with the ex-boss daily hints that Gio may very much continue to be consulted on Rangers matters for some considerable time.
We have absolutely no quarrel with that, and van Bronckhorst like all good Rangers men and women only wants what’s best for the club.
It is the time for Beale now, and we’ll see what Wilson’s new choice does with the chance the club has given him.