By Mike Slater

5th Jul, 2022 | 4:10pm

Rangers appoint John Park as Ross Wilson moves quickly behind the scenes

Rangers have moved to appoint former Celtic chief John Park as a senior scout, according to The Athletic.

It is reported that Ross Wilson has a close relationship with Park and moved very quickly to make sure that the appointment was sealed, with work already beginning.

The Bears have lost Andy Scoulding to Spurs already this summer, and although this is not a direct replacement, it will certainly help as changes start to be made.

Rangers are expected to make even more appointments in the coming weeks as their medical and scouting departments get set for the new season yet again.

Park did used to work at Celtic, but his most recent role was at Blackburn.

The English Championship side did not move to keep him on once his contract expired at the end of the 2021-22 season, with Wilson stepping in to take advantage.

Done Deal.

This could be a brilliant move for everyone involved at Ibrox.

Park has worked closely with the likes of Tony Mowbray at Blackburn recently and will no doubt be relishing getting stuck back into things in Scottish football again.

With Scoulding leaving his head of recruitment role this summer, Wilson needed more hands-on-deck before things got out of hand and the transfer business started to be affected.

That is where Park comes in, and his close relationship with Wilson is another thing that will only benefit the club as they will know each other inside and out.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst will, of course, still have the final say, but with a team at his disposal now, they can get on with things while he concentrates on the squad in Algarve.

With deals such as Antonio Colak being held up, it won’t be an easy start, but let’s hope this new-look team can get stuck in and start concluding moves swiftly.

In other Rangers news, scouts at Ibrox are said to have watched this ‘immense’ powerhouse numerous times ahead of a potential major transfer