By Sam Stone

13th Apr, 2023 | 8:40am

Ross Wilson’s replacement at Rangers is “already on the premises”, according to the Scottish Daily Mail’s Stephen McGowan.

Wilson was confirmed as Nottingham Forest’s chief football officer on Wednesday (12 April) after spending three and a half years at Ibrox.

Writing in his latest Scottish Daily Mail Column, McGowan has suggested that John Park would be the ideal replacement.

“They don’t have to look far for his replacement. Already on the premises is John Park, a seasoned talent spotter,” wrote McGowan (page 78, 13 April).

“Park built a golden generation of players at Hibs and counts Moussa Dembele, Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama as success stories of his time heading up Celtic’s scouting department.”


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Rangers need clarity heading into the summer window, so a fast appointment would be welcomed. Park would seem the obvious choice considering his previous achievements and his current standing at Ibrox. Wilson’s tenure at the club needed to come to an end.

He certainly achieved some positive things during his time at Ibrox but the clamour for change was too big and Nottingham Forest’s interest is an easy way out for both parties. With Douglas Park and Wilson both departing, change is certainly afoot at Rangers.

This summer will be absolutely vital moving forward and it’s essential for Michael Beale to be properly supported by a sporting director. Rangers’ boss will have his targets, however, his life will be made a hell of a lot easier if there’s a more senior head dealing with the Light Blues’ transfer business.

Park would seem like a smart move from the board and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the former Celtic man given the role.

In other Rangers news, Kris Boyd has reacted to the news that Wilson is close to leaving.