Christian Nerlinger rejects chance to take over from Ross Wilson as Rangers sporting director
Rangers have offered Christian Nerlinger the chance to replace Ross Wilson as their sporting director, but he has turned the job down.
Wilson left Ibrox after four years at the club to join Nottingham Forest this week, leaving Rangers on the hunt for a replacement ahead of what is anticipated to be a busy summer transfer window.
After spending three years in Glasgow as a player, the club have approached Nerlinger as their preferred option to replace Wilson because of his extensive contacts within the game but in an interview with Transfermarkt (14 April) he revealed he has turned the offer down.
“It is a great honour for me to be contacted by this incredibly large and traditional club,” he said.
“Rangers are and always will be special to me.
“With my agency, I have built up a very close, loyal and trusting relationship with my players over the past few years and I feel a great responsibility towards them.
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“The agency is the way I always wanted it to be, and I really enjoy working with the guys every day.”
Rangers would obviously have been letting Wilson go because they will have had a plan of who to replace him with, but that has now taken a blow to the ribs.
Nerlinger has established an agency among clubs and players across the world and has a great relationship with them all, which would no doubt mean Rangers get the edge over others to bring them in.
But he has instead chosen to stay with his agency instead of work for a single club and the club will now have to look elsewhere for whoever it is that will come in.
We would hope that Michael Beale will have some sort of say of who comes in because he will be working closely with them during the summer.
But if not, we absolutely need the right man to come in whoever that is because this upcoming transfer window is way too big and important to get wrong if we want to start progressing.
In other Rangers news, Ross Wilson’s exit could put the club at a disadvantage in the transfer window.