By Ray Livingstone

7th Oct, 2019 | 5:24pm

Rangers in advanced talks for 36y/o - report

Rangers are in advanced talks over new director of football Ross Wilson, according to the Sunday Post.

The report claims that he is ready to take the job after turning the role down in 2017, after a personal plea by Steven Gerrard to join him at Ibrox.

It’s not a done deal though and the Sunday Post also claims that Wilson will need the blessing of Southampton’s Chinese owner Gao Jisheng.

He won’t be keen to lose the man who identified Virgil van Dijk as a future star when the centre-back was at Celtic. He was sold for £75m to Liverpool and is probably worth over £100m now.

Wilson’s job at Rangers might be different but his English contacts are wanted by Rangers who are targetting young Premier League players before they break through into the first team.

Mark Allen resigned as the club’s director of football after two years in the job, for “family reasons” and to explore other options.

He has helped oversee a raft of transfers since Gerrard joined, with big signings such as Connor Goldson, Jermain Defoe and Ryan Kent this summer in a £7m deal.

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