Rangers fans make decision on Director of Football at Ibrox

Rangers fans make decision on Director of Football at Ibrox
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 15: Rangers fans show their support prior to the Viaplay Cup Semi-final match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on January 15, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers fans have reacted to Ross Wilson’s exit with a pretty unequivocal response that Ibrox Noise absolutely doesn’t expect the board to listen to:

Dump the position of Director of Football.

Ibrox Noise polled our readers last night to get a sense of whether the fanbase wanted to see Mark Allen and Ross Wilson’s position continue, and the-near universal climate of response was to ditch the position and let the coach/manager go back to being responsible for the football side completely.

And we agree entirely with this assessment from the readers, who are clearly fed up with some elitist snob who has no idea what the grass roots of the game are, doing that very job at Ibrox.

We were against the Director of Football position when former chairman Dave King first announced it was happening, and we’ve never felt the concept works, certainly not in the UK.

Over at Celtic Park we’re fairly sure Stavros has 90%+ control over his signings and his team, and the results are pretty obvious as they run away with the league.

Back here at Ibrox, we let a suit wheel and deal with it and the accuracy of the job gets completely diluted, not least when current ‘coach’ Michael Beale revealed Wilson was always at training and always offering his input.

So who’s really the boss then, given there seems to be two of them?

No, it’s time to completely axe the Director of Football and let Michael Beale get on with his own job without interference from above, without a suit looking over his shoulder and essentially measuring his performance.

We remember back to the days of Walter, and the utter patriarchal control the man had – yes, it was a different time, but Walter had the full embodiness of the role and was trusted to do the job himself – and what a job he did.

Time to go back to that? Yes, we think it is.

Word is Paul Mitchell and Davie Weir are in line to take the job anyway, we’ll see – but we’d rather the position was permanently retired.

It just doesn’t work.

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