By Jack Cunningham

9th Sep, 2021 | 3:15pm

Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson reveals that he turned down Celtic

Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to take on the same role at Celtic when he was younger.

Speaking exclusively to 90min, the Scotsman revealed that the Bhoys wanted to recruit him, but he decided against the job, and now he is at Ibrox.

Wilson also discussed various other topics, but we think this news will go down very well with many Gers fans who will probably love the fact Wilson turned down their great rivals.

He said: “I first realised that this was my career when John Hughes offered me the chance to move to Hibernian with him.

“I had sleepless night about telling him I would not go, and around the same time, I also turned down Celtic under John Park.

“That was difficult as John is someone I’m close to, and he was one of the most respected people in Scottish football who had previously given me so much of his time and has been a friend and a confidante to me.”

Wilson made the right choice.

How different things could have turned out for both the Gers and Wilson had he decided to take on that job at Celtic?

Instead, he took his time and went to England before ending up back in Scotland with a huge reputation within the game.

Wilson was the man behind the Virgil van Dijk to Southampton deal, and now he is at Ibrox, where he has a great relationship with Steven Gerrard [BBC].

It is intriguing to hear that Wilson turned Celtic down, and this whole interview with the Scotsman is fascinating and a must-read for Rangers fans.

In other Rangers news, Ross Wilson has made a transfer admission.