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Mark Allen left Rangers FC last month and now the club have managed to bring in a replacement in the form of Ross Wilson.

Wilson had been associated with English Premier League club Southampton FC for a number of years but now the will take on the role of the new sporting director at Rangers.

The Ibrox outfit released a statement on their official website which read: “RANGERS Football Club are today delighted to confirm Ross Wilson as the new Sporting Director.

“Ross arrives at Ibrox with a wealth of experience having spent the last four and a half years as Director of Football Operations at English Premier League side Southampton.

“The 36-year-old has over 15 years of experience in the professional football industry previously working at Watford, Huddersfield Town and Falkirk.”

And speaking about the move from England to Rangers, Ross Wilson said:

“Firstly, and I am sure it goes without saying, I am delighted to be joining Rangers. During recent weeks I have had really positive discussions with the Club.

“The vision and passion shared collectively by the Board and by Steven in terms of the plans to continue to build the Club are exciting. Equally, it was important that both the Club and I shared the same understanding of what this role is and what the football model and culture inside the club needs to look like going forward.

“The board have been resolute in all of our discussions both now and when we spoke in the past about what the Club needs to look like and I am proud that they believe that I can help build the Club upon standards that we all agree are right for Rangers.

“Having worked in football leadership for the last 15 years and for almost a decade in England now is a good time for me to return to Glasgow and be a part of this famous club. I am excited to start next month.

“Steven and his coaching team are doing a great job with things on the pitch, along with the players of course. I know some of the squad already and the others I will get to know quickly in the coming weeks. Steven and I are in regular contact and I am looking forward to working with him and developing our relationship further.

“This role is of course about continuing the development and growth of the Club’s football operations and football infrastructure across the whole club. In that regard, I am looking forward to working in and developing all areas of our football departments and none more so than the Academy with Craig Mulholland and his team.

“I have chosen to leave a fantastic job and people who I am really close to. Southampton isn’t an easy place to leave and it had to be a really interesting opportunity to consider leaving behind what I had there.

“This job, at this stage in my career, was one I felt I had to take and I am both excited and determined to ensure that in working together with the board, Steven and all of our staff we can continue to build an excellent, modern football infrastructure and a winning Rangers.”

Southampton have also released a statement confirming the news that Ross Wilson is heading to Rangers FC.

The report stated: “Southampton Football Club can today confirm the departure of its Director of Football Operations, Ross Wilson, ahead of him taking up a role at Glasgow Rangers.”