Rangers have been linked with a move for former assistant manager and defender David Weir as Ross Wilson’s replacement at Ibrox, with the current Brighton Director of Football doing a sterling job in the English Premier League.
While Weir left his Rangers management gig under a bit (ok more than a bit) of a cloud, nevertheless his performance for Roberto De Zerbi’s side has attracted the attention of Ibrox chiefs who see him as a perfect replacement for the departed Wilson, even if Ibrox Noise and Rangers fans in general aren’t overly eager for the job to be filled at all.
Brighton have had a stunning season, with massive wins this campaign and are comfortably staying in the Premier League by some distance – Weir’s work has been in part credited with that and he may well consider giving up a superb job to return to Ibrox where he was deeply disliked for the manner of his backdoor exit…
Meanwhile former Spurs scout Paul Mitchell is also being mooted, given the-now Monaco chief will be quitting the principality this summer to return to Britain and has already been linked with a cushy gig at Old Trafford. 41-years-old, Mitchell has experience at Leipzig as well as Southampton, which isn’t exactly a sensational CV given where Spurs are these days, ditto Liepzig and Southampton.
Like Wilson, Mitchell has left a bit of a trail of mediocrity/destruction behind him so we’re not overly convinced by him, and would rather Weir of the two.
Neither option is ideal and in general the whole Director of Football isn’t ideal either, but we know Rangers will surely replace Wilson with another expensive wage that can help hinder the manager in new and original ways.
Long story short, Rangers don’t listen to the fans – Park’s time was done and he moved on, while Wilson was thrilled to get a Premier League job again and escape the wrath of Rangers supporters. He’d still be here otherwise.
So don’t expect the DoF position to remain vacant for all that long as Rangers look to waste more money on someone who probably isn’t needed.
But we can hope, right?