As reported by the BBC, the man Rangers wanted to take up their newly created Director of Football position has turned down the chance to move from Southampton.
Ross Wilson is currently at the Saints heading up their scouting programme and has decided to stay in that role rather than lead the Ibrox side’s entire playing set-up.
It’s a bit of a blow to the club and their supporters who were hoping for a fairly quick resolution to the leadership problems at Ibrox in the wake of Mark Warburton’s departure last month.
With first team coach target Pedro Caixinha also reportedly no closer to signing up with the Gers, the inexperienced U20s coach Graeme Murty continues to prepare the team for one of their toughest tests of the season at Celtic Park this Sunday.
With key goals still left to achieve in the season, like finishing second in the Scottish Premiership and winning the Scottish Cup, it’s important that the decision makers at Ibrox identify someone capable and willing to take on the responsibilities required to achieve those ambitions bring the club into a new era.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the news…
If Ross Wilson has turned down the DoF role then let's move on. It's not the end of the world for @RangersFC.
— London Blue Nose (@londonbluenose) March 8, 2017
This continuous leak of info from the Board is becoming unsettling. Who leaked to press that Ross Wilson had been approached?
— Truthsayer (@Truthsayer6) March 8, 2017
Not that fussed about Ross Wilson to be honest. He was only about 12 anyway.
— #GraemeMurtyLoyal (@StaunchusPilate) March 8, 2017
I don't think there is any real shock that Ross Wilson turned the Rangers job down. He is working in one of the best academy's in Britain
— Stuart (@StuWard10) March 8, 2017
So Ross Wilson decided against the DoF role at Rangers.
We move on,learn from it,and go again.
And again,and again,and again.
— Smiffy (@Smiffy54AC) March 7, 2017
Ross Wilson, rather surprisingly, turns down an opportunity to join our rather dysfunctional setup. His loss!
— J-A-M (@Weerthepeople) March 7, 2017
Ross Wilson would have been a great appointment but I can understand him staying put. Hopefully board are working on other candidates.
— Kirsten (@Kirsten93_) March 7, 2017