Rangers could be set to lose their Academy Director Zeb Jacobs to Feyenoord.

The Ibrox club recruited the Belgian three years ago to become Head of Academy Coaching and then promoted him last summer to his new role.

But Dutch giants Feyenoord have targeted Jacobs to replace former Twente Enschede and Rosenborg boss Rini Coolen, who is leaving at the end of the season, to be their new academy chief.

And reports in the Netherlands have suggested Jacobs has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave with just a month's notice if he is approached by a club.

Feyenoord's technical director Dennis te Kloese pinpointed Jacobs, 29, as the ideal candidate and the Rotterdam club wants him in place as soon as possible.

Jacobs, who was previously Head of Development at Royal Antwerp, revealed earlier this year some of the unusual methods he has been using at Auchenhowie.

He said: "We sometimes train barefoot.

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"We speak about being innovative as one of our key pillars and take learning as a starting point, not football.

“What we know from a skill development perspective is that feet have millions of sensitive neurones and receptors.

"The amount of touches is much more sensible without boots, than with boots. Secondly from an injury prediction perspective, it’s just really healthy to play and walk on your bare feet.

"From a technical perspective to play and master the ball, and secondly from a movement perspective, we know from research there’s a massive benefit on learning.

"We come up with crazy ideas but we believe we need to think outside the box. If we want to become a producing academy, what we believe we can be, we need to make sure we keep challenging the staff in different things.

"And make this club and academy a producing one across Scotland and Europe because we have the best young talent, and the best programme, in Scotland."