Kenny Dalglish: Director of Football model at Rangers can bring success

As reported by The Daily Record, Celtic, Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish reckons Rangers’ quest to install a director of football hierarchy at the club can bring success to the Ibrox side.

What’s the story?

Dalglish is no stranger to the set-up of coach and director of football, having worked both as one and with one during spells at Blackburn Rovers, Celtic and Liverpool.

He reckons that it’s a model that can be very successful as long as you have the right people in place.

Speaking to The Daily Record, Dalglish said:

I really enjoyed it at Celtic. The set-up was fantastic through the youths and up into the reserves, who were really strong, and I’d like to think it worked in a similar way to how I’m saying it should work. Rangers must put in place what is going to be best and most helpful for them. Whatever position someone is put in, they’ve all got their jobs to do. That’s why Celtic have been successful.

It’s clearly the model that Rangers chiefs think is the way forward for the club but where are they on their quest to make the double appointment of coach and director?

Who are the new duo to take Rangers forward?

As reported by The Record, Rangers are looking at Ross Wilson to take up their director of football position and Pedro Caixinha to become first team coach.

However, those appointments have been delayed this week with neither man having yet put pen to paper on a deal that will see them move to Glasgow.

Wilson is currently working behind the scenes at Southampton heading up their scouting efforts while Caixinha is manager of Qatari side Al-Gharafa.

Supporters must be hoping the club land their first choice targets as it’s now been close to a month that the Ibrox club have had to rely on U20s coach Graeme Murty to guide them through some tricky fixtures in their campaign to finish second in the Scottish Premiership and potentially lift the Scottish Cup.