Rangers sources are adamant that they have not made an approach ahead of potentially appointing Stuart Webber as their new sporting director.
The Welshman is in the process of leaving Championship side Norwich City, having also worked for the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool.
Rangers have been without a sporting director since Ross Wilson quit in favour of heading to Nottingham Forest earlier this year.Rangers are ‘firmly downplaying’ speculation that they have made an approach for Stuart Webber to head to Ibrox as the Gers’ new sporting director, but journalist Ben Jacobs has told GIVEMESPORT that an opportunity could present itself due to another admirer not being ready to pounce.
There has already been plenty of change during the early stages of the campaign, with Philippe Clement being announced as the Scottish Premiership title challengers’ new boss after a poor run of form and early elimination from the Champions League forced the hierarchy to act.
But, having gone unbeaten during the early stages of the Belgian tactician’s reign, Rangers are in the hunt for a sporting director to oversee recruitment ahead of the winter transfer window opening for business at the turn of the year.
Webber not on course to head to Rangers
Webber is not in line to be appointed as Rangers’ new sporting director, according to Football Scotland, despite the key decision-makers stepping up their search for a candidate to fill the vacancy as they aim to progress off the pitch as well as on it.
The report suggests the Gers have not made an approach for the 39-year-old, who is still in a similar role at Norwich City despite resigning earlier this year, and he is not at the top of their list at this stage.
It comes after it emerged that Webber is on course to leave Carrow Road in the coming weeks, which led to Rangers and Championship side Leeds United setting their sights on potentially handing him a quickfire return to the boardroom.
But there are doubts over whether the Welshman is keen to head straight back into the firing line as he has ambitions of climbing Mount Everest and is scheduled to scale the world’s tallest mountain next May.