Michael Beale has ‘announced’ Ross Wilson’s replacement, and it’s not what you think. Rangers’ manager was speaking for the first time in Germany about his work this preseason, and the process of finding the right players with the right fit, but while he explained that his meeting them was the fun part for him, the tough part was the negotiations.
To clear it up further:
Short and sweet – CEO James Bisgrove is now in charge of the negotiations, rather than a ‘Director of Football’ and this means, given the chief’s astonishing business acumen and four-year experience of securing dozens of outstanding commercial deals for the club, Rangers couldn’t be in safer hands for negotiations with prospective players.
This was, let’s face it, Ross Wilson’s main gig – to negotiate deals. It’s he who we have to thank for Ben Davies costing £4M and £30,000 a week, him who can be proud of £3M on Matondo for the same weekly salary.
The damage the man did was staggering, and now we have a real professional doing it instead. What a refreshing change.
So now we know who Wilson’s ‘replacement’ actually is, in short he doesn’t have one and Bisgrove and Beale are basically doing that task themselves.
And they are doing a much, much better job of it for sure.
Of course, the proof will be in the pudding on the pitch, but we highly doubt anyone who isn’t remotely worth the money will be getting the kind of wage Davies and Matondo are going forward.
Bisgrove is just too smart for that.